Mushrooms are special. They are fat-free, low in calories and at the same time a source of protein, fibre and various B vitamins. There is more protein in mushrooms than in most other vegetables. Mushrooms on the menu are not only a must in terms of healthy eating, they are also a sustainable choice.
In the context of global pressure on natural resources mushrooms are a sustainable choice. Mushrooms have a relatively high protein content and high levels of B vitamins in comparison with other vegetables. This means they are great for low-meat or no-meat diets. Not much water is required to grow mushrooms, and many of the composting raw materials are waste products of other companies.
For more information about mushrooms and delicious mushroom recipes check out the website of the Mushroom Bureau http://www.justaddmushrooms.ie/