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Mushrooms - The Inside Story

Texture – they are not vegetables and they have cell walls made of the same material as seafood shells. It is immensely tough so mushrooms have a chewy texture not found in plant material. This very appealing to vegetarians who miss textures usually found in meat. Sugars - mushrooms contain long chain polysaccharides which gives sweetish flavour. They are also highly soluble so will easily escape into any cooking liquor. Mushrooms high in sugar caramelise to a lovely golden colour when sautéed.…

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