Mushrooms are getting much attention with articles and studies being published every day. We couldn't be more delighted to see so much news relating to the "Mushroom Boom". We will use this page to post links to some of the relevant and interesting articles. Please excuse any disrupted links as we cannot control when they are no longer "live".
"Mushroom" One of the Most Searched for Terms in Q2 of 2022" Retail & E-Commerce, Aug. 4, 2022
A key finding from purchasing platform RangeMe found the demand for mushrooms is rapidly increasing. The search term "mushroom" was one of the most Googled in the analyzed period, which has been attributed to consumers increasingly prioritising their health – mushrooms are a rich source of nutrients such as vitamin D and B, and are said to improve gut and immune health.
"Mushrooms are Having a Moment. How Healthy Are They” News4, Washington,
Call it mushroom mania – this fungus is the new "it" food. News4's Susan Hogan breaks down the real health benefits of mushrooms and what's just hype.
Mushrooms provide some key vitamins and minerals — and they also have unique nutritional properties. ...mushrooms are the only plant-based, unfortified food that provides a substantial amount of vitamin D, a nutrient involved in immune regulation and bone health. ...Mushrooms are rich in potassium. Potassium is a mineral that helps expel sodium from your system.
"Mushroom Mania: Mushrooms Top Food Trend for 2021” Progressive Grocer, Marian Zboraj - 12/17/2020
Feature #5) 2021 will be a breakout year for mushrooms. They're rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and have the potential to elevate everyday recipes with their warm umami flavor.
"A Cook's Guide to Mushrooms” Featuring Healthy Comfort Foods Forks Over Knives, Fall 2020
This guide features wonderful recipes that satisfy your quest for comfort foods that are healthy too. Some recipes to note are Morel Mushroom and Apple Salad, Shredded Portabella Mushroom Sandwiches, Pumpkin Risotto with Mushrooms, and Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Greens.
"Blending Meat Products Are On the Rise - Here's What You Need to Know” OrganicAuthority.com, by Jill Ettinger 09/27/2020
“More than Just a Trend”. “It's sustainable and it's healthy”.
“Blended meat products offer a lower percentage of cholesterol and saturated fat, both linked to diet-related illnesses including the number one killer in the U.S.: heart disease. Reducing saturated fat and cholesterol also reduces the risks of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and stroke. These blended products may even help reverse the conditions.” “All without having to give up your favorite burger.”
"What Are Blended Burgers and Meats? Marthastewart.com, by Bridget Shirvell 05/13/2020
Between meat shortages from the coronavirus pandemic, the desire to reduce our meat consumption, and new retail offerings, blended meat dishes are letting us have our cake—er, burger—and eat it, too.
"Blending” combines meat, mushrooms for delicious, nutritious meals, 9 ABC, Health, By Whitney Hemmer, Fareway Dietitian
“Blending offers the following benefits... Taste, Increased vegetable consumption, Decreased calories and sodium, Extend portions, and Save money.”
New Plants pop up, Restaurant Business, Winsight, LLC
“More veggie-centric entrees are showing up on menus, with cauliflower, eggplant, mushrooms and more subbing for animal proteins in the center of the plate”. “Mushrooms’ meaty flavor and juicy texture have made them favorite meat substitutes and enhancers. ”
“...mushrooms have a place just about anywhere in a meal”.
Meat, Meet Plants: Why Blended Products Are On The Rise, Forbes, Brian Kateman
“...if all the burgers Americans eat were replaced by burgers containing 70:30 ratio of beef to mushrooms, the nation could conserve 83 billion gallons of water each year...“
9 reasons Mushrooms are the Next Big Superfood, Reader's Digest Best Health, Margaret Nearing
“...white button mushrooms may promote immune function by increasing the production of antiviral and other proteins that are released by cells while they are trying to protect and repair the body's tissues“.
Mushrooms Have Stunning Powers to Heal People and the Planet, Food Revolution Network, Lindsey Oberst
“...research has identified more than 200 conditions that may benefit from mushroom consumption and more than 100 different beneficial effects they can produce for the body”.
What is the nutritional value of mushrooms?, MedicalNewsToday, Megan Ware, RDN, L.D.
“The antioxidant content in mushrooms may help prevent lung, prostate, breast, and other types of cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute”.
Blending Mushrooms With Meat For Sustainability and Health, familyfarmed, The Mushroom Council
“...98 percent of all consumers who have tried a mushroom-meat blended dish plan to enjoy it again”
Day of the Mushroom, Eco18
“Mushrooms have a number of benefits, from eliminating free radicals to improving heart health. Mushrooms recently have come into the spotlight for other health benefits, like being apoptogenic and reducing stress and anxiety. ...Because one of the less publicized aspects of mushrooms is that they are considered to be one of the most sustainably produced foods in the United States.”