The rarity and aromatic spicy taste of the morel makes these mushrooms a true delicacy. The morel’s heyday 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 therefore do not come from regulated cultivation. They were collected in the northern forests of Spain and then dried.
Dried morels taste best with:
Why are dried morels so expensive in relative terms?
Fresh morels contain a lot of water and lose up to 90% of their weight during drying. This justifies the higher price of dried mushrooms compared to fresh ones. But don’t worry. The dried mushrooms swell to almost their conventional size during soaking and both their taste and consistency remain almost unchanged. One kilo of fresh morels turns into about 100 g of dried ones. One of the greatest 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. It is important for the shelf life 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 enormously high magnesium content, which at 16 grams per 100 grams is particularly high compared to other mushrooms. In addition, they also contain all other 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.