Mushroom Educational Resources for the Food Industry
Belonging to the Fungi kingdom, mushrooms are neither plant nor animal. They contain unique nutritional and flavour compounds that make them an X-factor culinary ingredient.
Here you'll find the latest resources specifically designed for food industry professionals, including nutrition and dietary insights, culinary tips and provenance information, to arm you with the knowledge and tools to make the most of mighty mushrooms in your dishes.
Australians are hungry for plant-based foods and mushrooms tick all the boxes
Plant-based eating is the biggest global trend of the last decade, with more than one third of Australians choosing to eat less meat, or no meat at all.¹ Despite this trend, recent Australian research indicates that the food service sector is not tapping into the opportunity and a lack of variety of plant-based options is a key frustration for clientele when eating out.¹
Make room for mushrooms!
They cater to vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian or plant-based dietary preferences while still delivering a delicious meaty flavour and unique nutritional value.
Did you know that 100g of mushrooms can provide over 100% of daily vitamin D needs after being exposed to the sun for around 15 minutes?⁹ Read our resources to find out many more fun facts, cooking tips and nutritional information about mighty mushrooms.
Mushrooms - natural and vegan source of Vitamin D
Australians spend over $100 million dollars on vitamin D supplements every year², yet 1 in 4 of us are vitamin D deficient.¹⁰ This is an alarming public health statistic which can lead to major health concerns.
100g (5 button mushrooms), exposed to direct sunlight for around 15 minutes can provide the same dose as a 1000IU supplement.⁹ Learn more about Vitamin D in mushrooms here.
Mushroom Resources For Food Professionals: Brochures & eBook
Chef Adam Moore and Nutrition Scientist Dr. Flavia Fayet-Moore have specically designed a range of resources, to help educate and inspire Food Industry Professionals to add the mighty mushie to more menus.
You can download individual resources, or download them all using the button below.
Before you click the 'download all' button, be sure you are on a PC and connected to WIFI.. we have prepared 40MB of resources for you!
Want a farm tour or printed resources?
Are you a culinary educator and interested in co-ordinating a mushroom farm tour or want to receive printed resources for use in your culinary school kitchen? We would love to help! Please contact us at the AMGA.
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- Dunlop et al. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2022 Mar 7