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Let's talk shrooms . . . Shroom Pow Pow

Shroom Pow Pow surrounded by shiitake and porcini mushrooms

Want a magical seasoning to add extra flavor to most of your dishes, look no further! Shroom Pow Pow is perfect to add an umami flavor to soups, bakes, stir-fries, dips, and much, much more!

We have combined shiitake and porcini mushrooms with some spices, no salt for this umami flavored seasoning.

Shiitake mushrooms are one of the most popular mushrooms worldwide. They are prized for their rich, savory taste and diverse health benefits. It has been said that compounds in shiitake may help fight cancer, boost immunity, and support heart health.

Shiitake mushrooms are low in calories. They also offer many vitamins, minerals, and other health-promoting compounds.

Dried shiitake have an umami flavor that’s even more intense than when fresh.

Shiitake Mushrooms growing on a log.

Umami flavor can be described as savory or meaty. It’s often considered the fifth taste, alongside sweet, sour, bitter, and salty.

Both dried and fresh shiitake mushrooms are used in stir-fries, soups, stews, and other dishes.

Eating shiitake mushrooms regularly may help boost your immune system.

Compounds in shiitake have antimicrobial properties, though you’re unlikely to gain benefits from eating the mushrooms themselves. Shiitake with higher vitamin D levels may improve your bone density.

Dried Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are a versatile and nutritious food, and a potential replacement for meat. It’s hard to match that savory flavor of red meat and the umami in shiitakes definitely does the trick.

Not only do they taste great, but the health benefits of shiitake make it a great addition to almost any diet or supplement routine. From smoothies and teas to soups and stir-fries, you have plenty of opportunities to add shiitake mushrooms to your diet and enjoy the health benefits.

With its unique hearty, nutty and earthy taste, porcini mushrooms are a delicious way to amp up the flavor of just about any dish while also adding a boost of nutrition and health benefits.

These mushrooms are loaded with iron, fiber and antioxidants. They’re also high in protein and have a meaty, savory taste that can be incorporated perfectly into vegetarian and vegan meals.

Plus, they come with many health benefits and may help improve digestive health, promote weight loss, reduce inflammation and even kill off colon cancer cells.

From porcini pasta to stews and soups, it’s clear that this powerful mushroom can be a great way to help take your health to the next level.

Porcini Mushroom growing wild.

Porcini’s are characterized by a thick, white stalk between three to five inches tall and a dark brown cap. They also have an earthy, woodsy flavor that works well in a wide array of dishes, from soups to pastas.

The porcini mushroom is low in calories but loaded with protein and fiber, making it a valuable tool for any weight loss diet.

Fiber moves through the gastrointestinal tract undigested, promoting fullness and keeping your appetite under control.

Protein, on the other hand, can help increase weight loss in several ways. It decreases levels of certain hormones that stimulate hunger, boosts metabolism and reduces caloric intake.

Porcini Mushroom

Protein also requires more calories to digest than carbohydrates or fat, meaning that you end up with a smaller amount of usable calories when you eat high-protein foods like porcini mushrooms than foods high in fat or carbohydrates.

Some studies have found that the porcini mushroom may contain potent anti-inflammatory properties that can help decrease symptoms of certain inflammation-related conditions.

One of the most impressive benefits of porcini mushrooms is their potential effect on colon cancer. In fact, some studies have found that these tiny mushrooms contain powerful compounds that can help kill off cancer cells.

Dried Porcini Mushrooms

Additionally, porcini mushrooms are a high-fiber food. Porcini mushrooms are high in antioxidants, which are compounds that neutralize free radicals and prevent damage to cells.

Antioxidants can reduce oxidative stress linked to the buildup of free radicals and may even decrease the risk of certain diseases like inflammatory disorders, such as heart disease and cancer.

In addition to porcini mushrooms, other high antioxidant foods include berries, artichokes, dark chocolate and kidney beans.

Thanks to their high fiber content, porcini mushrooms may be able to improve digestive health, prevent constipation and boost regularity.

As fiber moves through the body, it adds bulk to stool and eases its passage to reduce constipation. One analysis made up of five studies showed that dietary fiber was effective in increasing stool frequency in those with constipation.

Meanwhile, other studies have also found that increased dietary fiber intake may benefit several conditions that affect the digestive system.

Just one ounce of dried porcini mushrooms contains an impressive seven grams of protein, knocking out a pretty big chunk of your daily protein needs in just one serving.

Thanks to the meaty, rich taste, porcini mushrooms can be a useful addition to vegetarian or vegan dishes to provide some extra flavor along with a boost of protein and iron.

Getting enough protein from protein foods like porcini mushrooms is essential to many aspects of health, from maintaining muscle mass to building and repairing tissues. As mentioned previously, protein can also help keep your weight in check, plus maintain normal blood sugar levels and promote brain and heart health.

Dried Sliced Porcini Mushrooms

Porcini mushrooms are low in calories but rich in many important nutrients, including protein, dietary fiber and iron.

Porcini mushrooms are often compared to shiitake mushrooms thanks to their similar earthy, meaty flavor. However, there are many distinct differences between these two types of popular mushrooms.

While shiitake is typically cultivated, porcini mushrooms are usually wild because they require a host plant to grow. Shiitake mushrooms also tend to have more of a garlicky flavor with less earthiness than porcini mushrooms.

In terms of nutrition, dried shiitake mushrooms are lower in calories but also contain less iron and less than half of the fiber and protein found in dried porcini mushrooms.

However, both types of mushrooms can be a healthy addition to your diet. Include a few servings per week of both to a nutritious and well-balanced diet and take advantage of the many health benefits they each have to offer.

How do you use our Shroom Pow Pow?

It can be used in virtually any dish, adding an immediate flavor punch to everything.

Drying mushrooms is not only a great way of preserving them, but the process really concentrates the flavor, meaning you can add a mushroom taste to all sorts of dishes without the texture of re-hydrated mushrooms, which some people don’t like. The flavor is intense, earthy, umami, almost 'meat-like' and incredibly versatile; a whole host of dishes will be enhanced with the addition of mushroom powder. Add it into soups, stews, or use it as a dry rub for meat and vegetables before cooking. Or, simply use it as a seasoning with a bit of sea salt.

Use this mushroom seasoning in marinades (for tofu, tempeh, or seitan for example), stirred into soups or stocks, or added to stir-fries. It can also be used to add a subtle cheesiness to sauces or dips. Season your Beyond Beef Burger before grilling.

Sprinkle on veggies before roasting, chips, popcorn.

Grilled Beyond Burger seasoning with Shroom Pow Pow . . . . delicious!

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