Council pushes mushrooms as meat substitute

06/05/2012 11:33:00 AM
Andy Nelson

The Mushroom Council is encouraging people to substitute a portion of meat in dishes with mushrooms.

The San Jose, Calif.- based council’s “Swapability” campaign aims to draw on mushrooms’ reputation as a more healthful, less expensive option to meat, according to a council news release.

One “Swapability” application is to make hamburgers with a mix of 50% meat and 50% mushrooms, Bart Minor, the council’s president, said in the release.

Mushrooms are low in calories and loaded with nutrients, and they offer the texture and flavor of meat at a lower price, according to the release.

Retailers interested in “Swapability” recipes to use in ads can visit www.mushroominfo.com/mushroom-swapability.



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