Munch on Mighty Mushrooms

Indeed, mushrooms grow from fungus, usually above ground on soil or on top of other moist substrates (examples: wood chips, straw, compost material, manure, coffee grounds). Mushrooms grow and reproduce from spores, not seeds. Spores are single-cell reproductive units produced in the “gills” underneath the mushroom cap.

Mushrooms have a satisfying, earthy flavor and meaty texture, yet they’re low in calories and have little or no fat, depending on the variety. They also easily soak up flavors so try them with your favorite marinade or seasoning.

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