About the product
Chantrelle mushrooms are golden in color, with a soft texture and slightly fruity aroma. They are known to the Italians as Girolle and in German they are called Pfifferling. Wherever they are harvested they are prized for their superb flavor.
This product traveled 120 km to reach our warehouse.
Keep mushrooms in a vented paper bag in the fridge. Enoki mushrooms will last only a few days, while white, oyster, crimini and boletes stay fresh for up to a week. Shiitake and portobello last up to 2 weeks.
Preparation Tip: Mushrooms soak up water which dilutes flavour and destroys nutrients, so to clean, wipe mushrooms with a damp paper towel or mushroom brush. Mushrooms should always be eaten cooked. The mycochitin composition of mushroom cell walls, as opposed to cellulose walls of plant cells, is more difficult for humans to digest. Our stomachs resent indigestible items, and often forcibly reject them without further ado. The cooking process helps break down fungal cell walls, rendering mushroom flesh not only more readily digestible, but also releasing significant nutritional value contained within the cells.
Did you know... Approximately 38000 varieties of mushrooms exist.
Culinary Compatibility: Butter, olive oil, sesame oil, nut oils, creme fraiche, sour cream, goat cheese. Gorgonzola, stilton, boursin or blue cheese. Garlic, chives, wine, fresh herbs and pine nuts.
Health Information: Mushrooms are low in calories and are fat free. They are a good source of pantothenic acid and iron, potassium, zinc, niacin, folate, and selenium.
About the vendor
Various Local Growers
West Coast, BC
SPUD.ca sources produce from certified organic growers whenever possible and from as close to home as possible. The current growing season means that best of these items are grown locally right now, in and around the Lower Mainland of BC.
Most of these farms will be right around the Fraser River, from Delta out to Chilliwack, but some also come from the Pemberton area. This means the farms these items are sourced from are located within the SPUD Vancouver delivery area. We like to let you know which farm it comes from whenever we can but, due to weather conditions and general availability, this week's selection is coming from multiple farms in the Lower Mainland.