The rarity and aromatic spicy taste of the morel makes these mushrooms a true delicacy. The morel’s peak season is from March to May, which is why it is all the better that our morels are dried and thus have a long shelf life. Morels are wild mushrooms and are therefore not from regulated cultivation. They were collected in the northern forests of Spain and then dried.
Dried morels taste best with:
Why are dried mushrooms so expensive, relatively speaking, and what are the advantages of dried mushrooms?
Fresh mushrooms contain a lot of water and lose up to 90% of their weight when dried. This explains the higher price of dried mushrooms compared to fresh mushrooms. When soaked in water though, dried mushrooms expand to almost their normal size and both their taste and consistency remain nearly unchanged. One of the biggest advantages of dried mushrooms is their shelf life. If stored correctly, sufficiently dried mushrooms can be kept for several years without any noticeable loss of quality. However, it is important that the mushrooms are stored in an airtight container.
How healthy are morels?
Like many mushrooms, morels have a high protein content with few calories and few fat. Dried morels contain 20% of their dry weight in protein. Also remarkable is their very high magnesium content, which at 16 grams per 100 grams is particularly high compared to other mushrooms. In addition, they also contain vitamins, especially vitamin D. Morels have also been confirmed to be a type of medicinal mushroom, as they also strengthen the immune system, among other things.