Why is a mushroom considered a vegetable?

Which genus do mushrooms belong to?

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Everyone knows the tasty creatures that are neither to the Animals (animalia) nor to the Plants (Plantae) counting. The question "Are mushrooms vegetables?" must be clearly denied, because these are biologically an independent kingdom with numerous types, even if they can often be found in the supermarket with vegetables.

Are mushrooms vegetables?

Mushrooms are Fungi, eukaryotic creaturesthat establish an independent biological realm. So they belong not with vegetables.

Mushrooms as a separate order "Fungi"

Because the dem Taxon Ophistokonta (Amorphea) belonging fungi are heterotrophic and feed primarily on nutrients that they find in their environment.

They are also symbiotic with Plants and animals capable, whereby no communication seems to take place between the individual parts of the fungus, as these act independently. However, a separate daily rhythm seems to be missing, but there could be exceptions. For this purpose the propagation takes place asexual and also sexual.

Culinary uses of mushrooms

Mushrooms are popular and common in the kitchen used. The classic is typical Mushroom dish with bacon, onions and parsley. But mushrooms can also be used very well in pasta, in classic goulash, in vegetable dishes, as soup and in risotto. Each type of mushroom has its own taste. So there are nutty-tasting mushrooms, but also meaty, spicy and pale tasting fungi.

Seasonings for vegetables: mushrooms

Seasoning with fresh or dried mushrooms can make a vegetable dish a special flavor note receive. Depending on the type of mushroom, it can taste bitter, mild, sweet, sour, nutty, pale and tart. They are mainly used in salads, vegetable stir-fries and vegetable casseroles.

The following mushrooms are suitable in Combination with vegetables:

  • Oyster mushrooms: vigorous
  • Mushrooms: rather mild
  • Shitake: Umami, meaty
  • King oyster mushrooms: nutty, spicy
  • Chestnuts: vigorous
  • Boletus: spicy
  • Chanterelles: mild
  • Lime oyster mushrooms: fruity, citric
  • Enoki: sweetish
  • Pom Pom blanc: spicy
  • Parasol: nutty, spicy
  • Butter mushroom: mild

Drying mushrooms for vegetable dishes

Mushrooms can be wonderfully dried and later used for a mushroom dish, in sauces and vegetable dishes. A is suitable for drying Dehydrator, an oven, but also the air. No matter which method is used, the Preparation for drying is always the same. How to dry Mushrooms correct:

  • Wash or brush the mushrooms briefly, pat dry
  • Cut out damaged areas and worms
  • Cut into 5 mm thick slices
  • Dry in the automatic dehydrator at 50 ° C (place mushrooms next to each other)
  • Dry in the oven at 50 ° C on the wire rack, leaving the oven door slightly open so that the moisture can escape
  • In the air: thread the mushrooms on a string and hang them in a shady, airy and dry place

Gartenbista tip: You can use the dried mushrooms in simple Screw jars store. Nicely packaged, they are a welcome souvenir.

Mushrooms: are they healthy?

Consumption of edible mushrooms is good for the human bodybecause mushrooms are Rich in vitamins, low in salt, low in calories, low in fat and free from cholesterol. They are one of the power suppliers because they provide us with a lot of protein, minerals, fiber and trace elements.

Our book tip:Mushrooms: Recipes - simple, classic and always good (GU Themenkochbuch)

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by Permila • April 6, 2021 • Category: Plants


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