Healthy on the Plate, Gentle on the Planet: The Mushroom Sustainability Story: The lines between health and sustainability are beginning to blur – a healthy diet should include food choices that respect future accessibility to nutritious food and overall global health. As food and nutrition experts, you can lead the charge to educate the public on the importance of making sustainable and healthy food choices and guide your clients how to promote sustainability using their own forks.

New Science on Flavor-Enhancing Properties of Mushrooms Factsheet: A new study from the Culinary Institute of America and University of California-Davis, published in the Journal of Food Science, explored the flavor-enhancing properties of mushrooms and found that blending finely chopped mushrooms with ground meat enhances flavor and nutrition.

Mushroom Varieties Chart: A guide to common mushroom varieties, their attributes and nutritional values.

Mushroom Nutrition At a Glance: A fact sheet that gives an overview of mushrooms’ nutritional benefits.

Vitamin D Factsheet: A fact sheet about mushrooms and vitamin D, including the health impact and risks associated with vitamin D deficiency.

Cut the Sodium with Mushrooms – Less Salt. More Flavor: A 2014 study from the Culinary Institute of America and University of California-Davis study found you can maintain flavor while reducing sodium intake with mushrooms.

Manage Your Weight with Mushrooms: A fact sheet about how eating mushrooms can help manage weight and contribute to overall health and wellness.

All About Mushrooms Infographic: Learn everything about mushrooms, from nutritional value to ancient history, in this simple to understand infographic.

The Better-For-You-Blend Fact Sheet: With the Blend, it’s never been easier to enjoy healthier versions of your favorite recipes without sacrificing taste and texture. Use mushrooms to transform your meals – simply chop mushrooms to match the texture of ground meat and use in place of some of the meat in recipes you love such as burgers, meatballs, meatloaf, tacos, lasagna, and pasta sauce.

Mushroom and Meat Blend Card: These pocket friendly recipe cards are not only easy to print and handout, but show consumers how to use The Blend in their classic dishes.

Mushrooms: The Perfect Partner in a Gluten Free Diet Factsheet: Understanding what is gluten free and what isn’t can also take research and time. Simply said, like all fruits and vegetables, mushrooms are naturally gluten free, and make a delicious and nutritious addition to a gluten free diet.

Start of a Healthy Plate: A fact sheet containing the Mushroom Taco Recipe and nutritional comparisons between the mushroom and beef blend vs. all-beef taco filling.

Light in Color, Dense in Nutrients: A fact sheet that demonstrates how key nutrients in mushrooms compare with those in broccoli, carrots and tomatoes.

USDA SuperTracker: Plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. Find out what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling.

USDA National Nutrient Database: An authoritative food composition database that compiles and disseminates composition data on foods and dietary supplements available in the United States. Mushroom nutrient composition is available, including vitamin D content.

NIH Vitamin D Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: A health professional fact sheet developed by the National Institute of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements. This comprehensive document on vitamin D includes information on food sources, intakes and status, vitamin D deficiency, groups at risk for inadequacy, and more.

News About Mushrooms is a publication of the Mushroom Council for food and nutrition professionals. You can find all of our current and back-dated issues of “News About Mushrooms” here.