Dried Porcini Mushrooms
Porcinis are one of the most popular mushrooms among foodies, always snatched up when available in late spring or the fall. They have a wonderful, tender stem which supports an exotic-tasting, woodsy cap. The dried versions have more concentration of flavor and fortunately available year around for those who can’t wait. Use in risottos, pasta and as a side to red meats.
Purported Health Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, High in anti-oxidants, Anti-aging compounds that can help with Alzheimer’s and other age-related diseases, Contains ergosterol (capable of cytotoxicity) which is the process of attacking enemy cells.