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Summer Newsletter 2015

Hello Lovely Customers,Welcome to our Summer 2015 newsletter.  We hope you have been having a good year so far?  We recently added a summer special to the Fundamentally Fish range – fresh live Crayfis…

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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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BITE SIZE - Anyone for Cricket?

As the world population grows from 6 billion to 9 billion by 2050, the humble mushroom will become an ever more important source of non animal protein – they have the next highest protein content after meat and dairy products, and let’s face it, a far nicer option than insects…….…

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Beyond the Gardens: The Fungarium at Kew Gardens

The largest organism in the world is a mushroom that is over 1,000 years old, covering hundreds of acres in a forest in Oregon USA. All plants on Earth relay on fungi to live, and fungi out number plants six to one. Kew has the largest collection of dried fungi in the world, around 1.25 million specimens.…

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