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Mighty mushrooms

(article, Culinate staff)

In a recent Mother Earth News Q&A, mushroom expert Paul Stamets discussed the many beneficial aspects of mushrooms beyond their utility in pasta dishes and veggie burgers. As the article pointed out,

bq. Stamets has done extensive research on the practical ways people can use mushrooms to heal ourselves and protect the planet. That includes studying mushrooms’ nutritional properties (many types are a great source of Vitamin D, among other vital nutrients), and their potential for developing new medicines (some species show promising antibacterial and antiviral properties) and cleaning up the environment (fungi can be used to help clean up oil spills and other types of soil and water contamination).

In other words, are mushrooms nature's most perfect food?