Are you being kept in the dark?

I truly believe that every day provides an opportunity for a new learning experience, sometimes when you least expect it. I experienced one of those last week as a guest of the Australian Mushroom Growers Association when I attended a professional development afternoon on the power of mushrooms. Mushrooms have long been touted as the ‘vegetarians meat’ but they are so much more than that.  Mushrooms have formed their own faction and are neither fruit nor vegetable and they evolved at a different time to plants.  Their savoury flavour is called ‘umami’, a Japanese term meaning flavoursome and most of this flavour comes from natural glutamates in the mushroom, meaning that you don’t need to add salt or flavour enhancers. Continue reading “Are you being kept in the dark?”