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They're a great source of dietary fibre, B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine and folate) and essential minerals-particularly selenium, which isn't so commonly found in fruit and vegetables. Yet what makes mushrooms truly special are the other significant health benefits they conceal under their caps. Shiitakes, which have a rich, smoky and almost meaty flavour, enhance your immune system and lower cholesterol. Crimini (otherwise known as white, button or champignon) and portobello mushrooms belong to the same family and are differentiated by size. They surpass even shiitakes in terms of immune system benefits and are an important source of conjugated linolenic acid, which lowers the risk of breast cancer.
Select certified organic mushrooms that are firm and plump. They shouldn't be slimy. Store them in a paper bag placed in the refrigerator. Refrigerate them as soon as possible as their health benefits are best retained when they are kept at around 3 degrees Celsius. Try to store them in an even layer. If you stack them, separate the layers with a layer of paper towel to help them stay fresh for a longer time. To clean mushrooms, wipe them with a damp paper towel (washing them will make them soggy) or use a mushroom brush. Mushrooms can be sautéed, grilled, chopped and added into soups, sauces, pastas and stews, sliced and folded into omelettes or stuffed and baked. They are incredibly versatile and superbly flavourful.
Organic shiitake, cremini and portobello mushrooms are available at SuperNature Forum and online.
With an earthy, sweet flavour and long tuberous root, it comes as no surprise that the parsnip is closely related to the carrot. This fleshy tuber is chock-full of vitamins, essential minerals and dietary fibre.
A sweet alternative to the regular Russet or Yukon gold, this humble root lends itself to a plethora of different cooking methods. Great as a casserole dish or simply steamed, this spud is no dud when it comes to health-boosting benefits.
An apple cucumber gets its name because of its resemblance to a green apple. It has a crispy, juicy flesh, very sweet taste, and can be eaten without peeling the skin off. After it ripens, it develops soft prickles or spines that are white.
Black Knight carrots are readily distinguishable by their ink stained skin with variegations of orange and ivory blushing through from the root's core. The flesh's colour is a contrasting warm yellow.
Higher in beta carotene, and vitamins C and A than its green counterpart, red oak lettuce also provides a good proportion of fibre, folate and minerals. Enjoy this attractive, frilly leaf in salads, sandwiches and side dishes.