Semi Dried Button Mushrooms in Oil
Product of:
Spain
Size:
5.2 oz.
(147g)
Item Number:
28735
Price:
$10.00

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Description
Grown naturally in Andalusia, Spain, these mushrooms are hand-picked just as they ripen, and then dried in a traditional air tunnel without adding salt, preservatives, colorants or chemicals. The drying occurs without the use of liquid paraffin or sulfur dioxide. The mushrooms are then packaged in a blend of olive and sunflower oil, along with a blend of spices.

Certified organic by Andalusian Committee of Organic Farming, the EU and USDA.
Taste and Pairing
Sunflower oil is used to smooth out the kick of the olive oil, while a blend of carefully proportioned, naturally grown basil, garlic, oregano, thyme, and pepper is added to make this a unique tasting experience. Use directly in stews, stir fry, tapas, as garnish or just eat right out of the jar. Does not contain added salt, preservatives or colorants. Gluten free. Non-GMO food. Shelf life: twelve months from production date. Storage: place in cool and dry place, do not refrigerate.
Science
Native to Europe, button mushrooms have grown in the wild since prehistory. Consumed by early hunter-gatherer tribes, the start of large scale cultivation is lost in the mists of history. In Europe, cultivation started in earnest in the 17th century. Button mushrooms are sometimes known as Champignons de Paris, as they were grown in the catacombs under the city. Today, science is finding benefits of mushrooms include support of immune system by augmenting the inner workings on white blood cells, high content of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants contributing to reduction in susceptibility to cancer, including breast cancer.

Adams LS, Phung S, Wu X et al. White button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) exhibits antiproliferative and proapoptotic properties and inhibits prostate tumor growth in athymic mice. Nutrition and Cancer. Volume 60, Issue 6, 2008.

Shiuan C. Anticancer Activities of White Button Mushrooms. The Journal of Nutrition Volume 134, Issue 12S, Dec 2004.

Wu D, Pae M, Ren Z et al. Dietary supplementation with white button mushroom enhances natural killer cell activity in C57BL/6 mice. The Journal of Nutrition Volume 137, Issue 6, June 2007.

Chen S, Oh SR, Phung S, Hur G, Ye JJ, Kwok SL, Shrode GE, Belury M, Adams LS, Williams D Anti-aromatase activity of phytochemicals in white button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus). Cancer Research Volume 66 Issue 24, December 2006.
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