Mushrooms are a culinary delight and they’re so versatile. An edible fungus, eaten with meat or as a meat replacement by vegetarians and vegans around the world, they are varied in texture and flavor. They also grow in abundance if you just know just what to do. Many mushrooms are considered a delicacy, adding flavor and texture to even the simplest dish.
Mushroom box kits are available online but it is a lot cheaper to make your own. This infographic has step by step instructions for the DIY mushroom kit. There are many benefits to growing your own mushrooms, not least of all the cost savings available. By keeping your own mushrooms you’ll always have a delicious fresh batch of mushrooms available to add to your favorite dish or to fry up and eat on their own.
Mushrooms are full of nutrients containing selenium and more potassium than a banana. They are rich in vitamin B and riboflavin, a necessary component of red blood cells. They also contain antioxidants which research shows can help to prevent cancer.
Sought after for their medicinal value, mushrooms have a history that goes back to ancient times. There is evidence of the psychotropic use of mushrooms that appear in cave paintings in Africa going back more than 8,000 years when they were used for their therapeutic value. Ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian artworks also feature mushrooms. The Egyptians believed that marvelous mushrooms were put on earth by the god Osiris.