Trumpet mushrooms have a firm meaty texture with a delicious mild flavor. Trumpet mushrooms are a very good source of fiber and antioxidants.
Studies have shown these mushrooms may help improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of fat accumulating in the liver. Trumpet mushrooms are extremely low in fat, cholesterol and calories, therefore a wonderful weight loss power food.
Trumpet mushrooms provide a very good source of protein and potassium. Mushrooms contain many vitamins and minerals such as folate, niacin, phosphorus, selenium and magnesium.
The amino acid, L-ergothioneine, contained in trumpet mushrooms has antioxidant properties. These properties may help reduce the risk of chronic disease by providing cellular protection against free radical damage.
When purchasing your mushrooms, select those with a fresh and smooth appearance. Always store your mushrooms in the refrigerator and do not rinse them off until you are ready to use them. If you purchase your mushrooms loose,
place them in a paper bag, then put them in the refrigerator. If you purchase your mushrooms pre-packaged, don’t open the package until you are ready to use the mushrooms, and store the package in the refrigerator.
To prepare your trumpet mushrooms, simply cut off the ends of the stem, clean your mushrooms under cool running water and pat dry. Trumpet mushrooms can be easily grilled, sauteed or steamed.
Try a delicious sauteed trumpet mushroom delight! Simply clean your mushrooms, then boil in water for 2-3 minutes. In a pan, sautee minced garlic, sliced onion, a very small amount of light butter, cilantro and soy sauce. Add in your mushrooms and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Serve nice and warm.
A diet pizza using a low calorie tortilla shell and no sugar added tomato sauce is a weight loss power food everyone enjoys! Add a few chopped cooked trumpet mushrooms over top of your pizza sauce with a very small amount of cheese (or no cheese at all) and chopped asparagus. Toss on a few chopped peppers and onions for extra flavor and variety.
A fresh salad makes a terrific lunch or dinner and adding trumpet mushrooms to your salad will help you feel full faster and will provide plenty of extra nutrition.
Place your trumpet mushrooms in a mixing bowl and season with salt, garlic and red pepper flakes. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and a very small amount of olive oil.
Pour this mixture over your mushrooms. Place your mushroom mixture over top of a plate of fresh arugula. Add a handful of pine nuts for extra flavor.
Have fun and use your imagination with trumpet mushroooms as one of your new exciting power foods!
The Power Blast!
- Calories: 3.5 oz trumpet mushrooms, 25 calories
- Protein: 2 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Sugars: ~
- Vitamin C: 0
- Calcium: 0
- Cholesterol: 0
- Potassium: 280 mg
- Sodium: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 4 g
Have fun losing weight while you are eating your new power food!