Since mushroom powder contains a mixture of edible mushrooms, the exact ingredients and taste vary based on the types of mushrooms used. This dry powder has a long shelf life and often develops additional flavor after a longer period of time. Using mushroom powder is a great way to add a umami flavor, which is often described as a meaty, savory flavor.
“Mushroom powder is a powder that contains only dehydrated pulverized or ground edible mushrooms. It is used as a seasoning for many types of sauces and soups.*”
You might also try sprinkling a little on top of salads or mixing into vegetarian burgers to add extra flavor.
“Whole mushrooms and mushroom pieces — as long as they aren’t spoiled — are used to make mushroom powder. The mushrooms are first chopped and then dehydrated until they are brittle. Finally, the pieces are pulverized using a mortar and pestle, or ground mechanically.*”
“Packed in an airtight container, mushroom powder can be stored for several years. Unlike dried mushrooms, the powder doesn’t have to be soaked or cooked before using in order to develop its flavor.*”
Note (italics): * = Translation from a German Wikipedia entry
|Nutritional Information per 100g||2000 kCal|
|Carbohydrates (inc.dietary fiber)||n/a|
|Essential Nutrients per 100g with %-share Daily Requirement at 2000 kCal|
The majority of the nutritional information comes from the USDA (US Department of Agriculture). This means that the information for natural products is often incomplete or only given within broader categories, whereas in most cases products made from these have more complete information displayed.
If we take flaxseed, for example, the important essential amino acid ALA (omega-3) is only included in an overarching category whereas for flaxseed oil ALA is listed specifically. In time, we will be able to change this, but it will require a lot of work. An “i” appears behind ingredients that have been adjusted and an explanation appears when you hover over this symbol.
For Erb Muesli, the original calculations resulted in 48 % of the daily requirement of ALA — but with the correction, we see that the muesli actually covers >100 % of the necessary recommendation for the omega-3 fatty acid ALA. Our goal is to eventually be able to compare the nutritional value of our recipes with those that are used in conventional western lifestyles.
|Essential fatty acids, (SC-PUFA)||2000 kCal|
|Essential amino acids||2000 kCal|
|Essential macroelements (macronutrients)||2000 kCal|
|Essential trace elements (micronutrients)||2000 kCal|