It’s spring and that means we are eating more mushrooms. Not only are they tasty and delightful on a hot spring day, they have health benefits too! Mushrooms and Truffles are a divine combo. Their fans are more than that – they’re fanatics.
Mushrooms are known to be a reliable source of vitamin B, and provide other essential minerals such as copper and potassium. They are very low in fat, carbohydrates, and salt, and are very useful for antibacterial, anti-inflammatories, and antioxidants. Mushrooms are also known to help reduce blood pressure, moderate blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, reduce stress, and enhance the immune system.
Fun Fact! Did you know?
Mushrooms go through various stages of maturity ~ and thus portabello, button and white mushrooms are really the same mushroom, just at different stages of life.
We invite you to eat more mushrooms this spring. Enjoy this tasty recipe with some of our favorite Italian products, and let us know what you think!
Quattrociocchi Olivastro Organic EVOO
Intensely fruity with elements of fresh herbs enhanced by notes of cardoon and green tomato. Bitterness and spiciness are well balanced, yet the spicy characteristic is persistent.
Cattani White Balsamic Vinegar
A young, zesty vinegar, and it provides a fresh, bright zing. Try on grilled vegetables, fish and white meats. Delightful on summer salads.
Frantoi Cutrera’s Segreto di Sicilia Timo (Thyme)
Add to for soups, sauces and classic spice blends.Add to classic Sicilian sauces, including those with peppers and eggplants. Add to grilled fish. Combine with sage and rosemary to marinate grilled meats.
Savitar White Balsamic Vinegar with Truffles
Made with grape must, wine vinegar, apple juice, and includes a piece of the best Italian white truffle, providing a unique aroma, and a sublime yet delicate taste.
Ravida Sea Salt
A natural untreated salt, made to traditional methods, rich in minerals such as iodine, fluorine, magnesium and potassium, all of which make it an ideal table salt. The combination of different minerals and the naturally low percentage of sodium chloride in Ravida Sea Salt give it a delicate taste and plenty of flavor without being too strong or salty.