Why You Can’t Overcook Mushrooms (and The Science Behind Them)

Mushrooms are neither plant nor animal. So what’s the best way to cook them?

According to Wikipedia, Edible mushrooms are the fleshy and edible fruit bodies of several species of macrofungi (fungi which bear fruiting structures that are large enough to be seen with the naked eye). They can appear either below ground (hypogeous) or above ground (epigeous) where they may be picked by hand.  

WebMD reports that mushrooms are a rich, low calorie source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants. They may also mitigate the risk of developing serious health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. They’re also great sources of: Selenium

Why You Can’t Overcook Mushrooms

Mushrooms are neither plant nor animal. So what’s the best way to cook them? Dan explains the science behind cooking this delicious fungus in this episode of What’s Eating Dan?.

For more information read: Eat These 7 Mushrooms to Live Longer