Mushroom Recipes

Mushroom Recipes

Mushroom Recipes:


Here is a collection of recipes based on mushrooms or mushrooms as the base ingredient. All of these are guest posts from fellow bloggers and friends. All recipes are healthy and easy to make.I have also written in detail about when babies can be given mushrooms and the nutritional information of mushroom.Come let’s have look at all mushroom recipes.Please click the image to check the detailed recipe.




Mushroom Recipes:


When can I give my baby mushrooms




Mushrooms are neither fruits nor vegetables. It is actually an edible fungus. Not all mushrooms are edible. There are a million varieties of mushrooms in the world of which a very few are actually edible and the button mushrooms are the most common edible variety. It is said that Mushrooms are the only vegetarian source of Vitamin D and mushrooms retain Vit-D even after cooking. Please be careful in choosing the right variety of mushroom and ensure perfection in cleaning and cooking mushrooms. I haven’t cooked mushrooms honestly as it is hard for me to convince my family that it belongs to the vegetarian family. However, I have tasted from my friends and at restaurants. I like mushrooms in white pasta 🙂 If your family eats mushrooms regularly, I guess the below write-up will help you in introducing them to your little ones.

 




Mushroom Recipes

 

 




 

Mushroom For Babies:

 

mushrooms for babies
When can I offer my baby mushrooms?
When I started studying about mushrooms for babies,I found that they are recommended as early as 6 months by few experts whereas few recommend delaying it till 10 to 12 months. However, I also found it is one the less allergic foods as per research.It is not a high-risk allergic food and in very rare cases allergies have shown up(1%) within 30 minutes of consumption. Mushrooms are definitely healthy but they are not preferred as first foods. Most people don’t recommend puree of mushrooms. Mushrooms go well when sauteed and added to other ingredients in a dish. I would recommend this recipe for 10 months plus babies.  Please avoid sugar, salt if your baby is below one year. Replace cream with curd if your cream is not homemade.Have a detailed word with your paediatrician before introducing these. Do consider your family history of allergies. Never offer uncooked/raw mushrooms to babies. Prefer to chop mushrooms as whole mushrooms might pose choking hazard. Adjust spices according to your baby’s taste buds.
How to choose and store?
Choose mushrooms that are clean, firm and soft from a reliable shop/grocer. Avoid those which are withered, slimy or damaged. Never opt for the wild mushrooms which grow in the gardens. Store them in a paper bag or muslin cloth.
Health Benefits of Mushrooms:
  • Mushrooms are rich in Vitamin D as stated earlier and it helps in growing a strong bone system.
  • It is an excellent storehouse of iron and hence helps in building new blood cells and increasing haemoglobin.
  • The immunomodulatory properties of mushroom help in building a healthy immune system
  • The biochemicals present in mushrooms help in protecting the liver and researchers even have proved that they have helped in the betterment of liver conditions after liver infections and jaundice
  • They have high amounts of Vitamin B, niacin and riboflavin which help in skin health and vision development.
References:
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
parentinghealthybabies.com

freshbaby.com

 


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