Champignon mushrooms: properties, nutritional values, recipes

I Champignon mushrooms they can be grown indoors or bought all year round. The delicate taste makes them extremely versatile in the kitchen. They are among the most cultivated mushrooms in the world and their price is low.

It is important that, at the time of purchase, they are very fresh, firm and well compacted. Once home, keep them in the refrigerator and consume them within two or three days  because they are very delicate.


Properties and nutritional values ​​of champignon mushrooms

Champignon mushrooms contain very few calories, about 20 calories per 100 grams of product. They contain a good amount of dietary fiber and they are among the most protein-rich plant foods.

They are low in fat and have an excellent mineral content, especially potassium, zinc, selenium and phosphorus. As for vitamins, they mainly provide vitamins of group B and vitamin D.

Thanks to their qualities, champignon mushrooms promote the regular functioning of the intestine and help the metabolism of sugars and fats. They also have a good satiety index and are easily digestible.

I Champignon mushrooms contain chitin, a substance that helps strengthen the immune system and promotes the prevention of allergies.

They also contain lovastatin, which helps in the prevention of high cholesterol.


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Ideas for bringing champignon mushrooms to the table

> If very fresh they can be eaten raw. Simply seasoned with salt, extra virgin olive oil, lemon and fresh parsley, or they can be added, always raw, in mixed salads.
> In vegetable broth. Just add one to flavor a simple broth.
> Just stir-fried, to use as a side dish, and season with salt, extra virgin olive oil, pepper and parsley.
> Steamed, always as a side dish, to be seasoned as above.
> As a condiment of pasta, rice and other cereals.


Two recipes with champignon mushrooms


Baked potatoes and champignon mushrooms

Champignon mushrooms: properties, nutritional values, recipes

Champignon mushrooms and baked potatoes are a very simple recipe for a very tasty and versatile side dish.


Ingredients for people 4

> 600 g of potatoes;
> 400 g of champignon mushrooms;
> 1 clove of garlic;
> breadcrumbs;
> extra virgin olive oil;
> sale.



Boil the potatoes for 10/15 minutes. Meanwhile, clean the mushrooms and sauté them in a pan with a clove of garlic and a drizzle of oil. Cover and cook over very low heat for about 5 minutes, they must remain firm; season with salt.

Peel the potatoes, cut them into slices and add the salt. Grease a baking dish with oil, cover the bottom with breadcrumbs, pour in the potatoes and champignon mushrooms, cover with breadcrumbs, add a drizzle of oil. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes.



Spaghetti with champignon mushrooms

Champignon mushrooms: properties, nutritional values, recipes

- spaghetti with champignon mushrooms they are one of those dishes that are prepared in an instant and allow you to bring a healthy and tasty dish to the table even when you don't have much time.


Ingredients for people 4

> 400 g of champignon mushrooms;
> 320 g of spaghetti (preferably wholemeal);
> 1 clove of garlic;
> 1/2 glass of white wine;
> sale;
> extra virgin olive oil;
> pepe;
> fresh parsley;
> parmesan.



Clean the champignon mushrooms and cut them into thin slices. Sauté them in a pan with a clove of garlic, deglaze with the white wine, evaporate, cover and cook over low heat until the desired degree of cooking is obtained, i.e. more al dente and crunchy or more cooked and soft, according to taste. . Meantime, boil the salted water and, when the mushrooms are almost cooked, drop the spaghetti.

Drain the pasta and toss in a pan with the mushrooms. Add a sprinkling of pepper, fresh parsley and a handful of Parmesan.


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