Shiitake mushrooms have already won their place at the table of many Portuguese people. This food has gained popularity in Western cuisine, thanks to the numerous benefits associated with it.
These mushrooms, also known as Lentinula Edodes, have been part of the daily life of Asian countries for over a thousand years. In addition to being used when preparing meals, Shiitake mushrooms are also important in traditional oriental medicine.
Nowadays, Shiitake mushrooms are the second most consumed species in the world. In Portugal, this food is also becoming more and more popular.
Growing concern about health and demand for organic and natural products has given Shiitake mushrooms more prominence. These mushrooms are the perfect complement to a healthy meal.
In addition to having immense water – which makes them extremely filling and low in calories – Shiitake mushrooms have several associated benefits.
Several studies have been carried out over the last years so as to understand the medicinal and healing properties of these mushrooms. It has been scientifically proven that eating this species helps increase the average life expectancy!
Shiitake mushrooms are an excellent source of iron, protein, and dietary fibre. They are also rich in folic acid, selenium, vitamin B-complex and vitamin C-complex, and magnesium. No wonder the Shiitake mushroom is one of the symbols of longevity in Eastern countries!
The various studies have resulted in a list of the various benefits of Shiitake mushrooms on health. Some of these advantages are:
In addition to these benefits, Shiitake mushrooms are also the perfect complement to your diet. This food is made up of more than 90% water. About 100g of fresh mushrooms is equivalent to only 14 kcal!
Do you want to start including Shiitake mushrooms in your food?
Casa do Chascada markets Shiitake mushrooms produced only with organic products!
In addition to the fresh mushrooms, Casa do Chascada also produces Shiitake mushrooms in olive oil and spices.
Each of our jars offer 200 grams of a delicate and exquisite flavour. At the moment, Casa do Chascada has three flavours: in olive oil and spices, with onion in olive oil and spices, and with bell peppers in olive oil and spices.
However, if it is the first time you are ordering our delicious mushrooms, you may have some questions about how you can use them in your food.
Mushrooms in olive oil and spices have an intense taste. So, you can eat them as an entrée, just with Melba toasts. To do this, simply drain the mushroom well and place it on a Melba toast. Simple and delicious!
One of the benefits of Shiitake mushrooms is that they are extremely filling. This makes this food ideal as complement to a healthy diet. The mushrooms in olive oil and spices from Casa do Chascada are perfect for adding flavour to your salads! You can even use flavoured olive oil to season your food.
An omelette is always a great choice for a quick and healthy meal. This is another delicious way to use Casa do Chascada Shiitake mushrooms in olive oil and spices. It is extremely simple to make and the result is delicious!
This typical Italian entrée is delicious and can be made with the most diverse ingredients. Casa do Chascada Shiitake mushrooms in olive oil and spices are no exception! Follow your usual recipe and add the mushrooms to the filling.
Another delicious way to use these mushrooms is as a side dish to the most diverse meals. Its flavour blends beautifully with both fish and meat dishes. As they are ready to eat, this product will save you time when preparing meals!
These are just five of the simplest ways to use Casa do Chascada Shiitake mushrooms in olive oil and spices.
In addition to offering an exquisite taste to your dishes, the flavoured oil that blends with the mushrooms can be used to season or sauté.
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