Every time my family ordered pizza as a child, my father found some way to sneak mushrooms in a corner of that pizza, possibly tucked under a layer of cheese by special instruction for the pizzeria. He loved them, but he was stubbornly convinced that a single mushroom would ruin all of the pizza. Now that I'm older and have developed a more refined palate (okay, I still love the crispy cinnamon toast), I've come to understand how special mushrooms are in the world of cooking. They provide an extraordinary variety of textures and flavors that seem to adapt to any type of dish. And, as a little icing on the cake, I learned how mushrooms really are wonderful for your health. Consider this my ode to the mushroom. https://www.westcoastwildfoods.com/ca/

Health benefits

When it comes to health, edible mushrooms are on par with other superfoods, green tea and broccoli. After all, the first antibiotics were extracted from fungi. With 80-90% water, mushrooms are low in calories and high in fiber. They are free of fat, cholesterol and low sodium content (especially good for those on a hypertensive diet). Here are some other reasons to introduce more mushrooms into your kitchen:

Mushrooms are considered probiotics, which means they help the body to grow stronger and prevent disease. Part of the probiotic capacity of the fungi comes from its high percentage of riboflavin nutrients.
Mushrooms are a great source of potassium, a mineral that helps lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke. A medium portabella mushroom has more potassium than a glass of orange juice or a banana.
Phytonutrients found in fungi have been at the center of cancer research for decades. In many countries, medicinal mushrooms are used as a supplement to other cancer treatments.

Author's Bio: 

Wild mushroom hunting is a fun recreational sport and can be a delightful dinner.