Course videos Mushrooms and School Meals – The Perfect Pair! Sourcing, Selecting, Cleaning, and Storing Fresh Mushrooms Knife Skills Part 1: Knife Types and Cuts Knife Skills Part 2: Tips for Quantity Production Mushrooms Served Raw: Salads and Marinating Mushrooms in the Oven: Roasting Mushrooms on the Stovetop: Sauteed, Sauces, Gravies, Blending, Trinity Featured Recipe: […]
Finely-chopped, umami-rich mushrooms blend seamlessly into ground meat dishes creating a meal students are sure to crave. In taste tests, students found the beef-mushrooms blends to be very appealing, juicy, savory, and palatable. Mushroom au jus absorbs into the USDA Beef Crumbles and Turkey Crumbles, creating a moist, tender and flavorful entrée. How do the […]
Fresh and frozen mushroom yield information is included in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs. Use the information below when planning production, and always refer to the Food Buying Guide for the most up-to-date yield information. Fresh Mushrooms 1 lb of fresh whole mushrooms yield 0.98 lb. of fresh, sliced mushrooms 5.35 lb […]
Thanks to their year-round availability and versatility, mushrooms are a go-to ingredient for school meals! School districts across the country incorporate fresh and IQF mushrooms into delicious entrees, tasty vegetable side dishes, grab-and-go salads, trendy build-your-own bars, and so much more. Interested in learning more? Contact Malissa Marsden, School Nutrition Consultant at the Mushroom Council.
What about mushroom allergens? Mushroom allergens are extremely rare. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA) was passed to help Americans avoid the health risks associated with food allergies. They identified 8 major food allergens under this labeling rule, which account for 90% of food allergic reactions: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, […]
Mushrooms are a great fit for school meals in both fresh and frozen form. They’re also easy to source from your local produce house or through your distributor! Here are some tips for procuring mushrooms for your meal program. How to Source Fresh Local Mushrooms Mushrooms are grown year-round in every geographic region of the […]
Fresh Mushrooms Fresh mushrooms are a great addition to meals kids love like pizza, hamburgers, spaghetti, sloppy Joes, tacos, salads and more. Learn more about fresh mushrooms, the nutritional powerhouse. For more information about the nutritional benefits of mushrooms, sustainability and tips and tricks, please visit All About Mushrooms.