Dried Porcini Mushrooms Extra Class
Porcini mushrooms are among the best-known edible mushrooms in Germany and are considered a delicacy. Their light-coloured flesh is pleasantly firm but at the same time tender. The Porcini’s incomparably elegant aroma tastes nutty and mild, yet intense. The difference between our porcini and porcini extra class is only the size and appearance. The porcini extra class are larger and look better, whereas taste and consistency of both porcini mushrooms are the same. Porcini are wild mushrooms and are therefore not from regulated cultivation. They were collected in the northern forests of Spain and then dried.
We recommend preparing the porcini mushrooms with:
How healthy are porcini mushrooms?
Like most mushroom varieties, porcini have a relatively high protein content. On top of that, porcini mushrooms are rich in fibre and amino acids, which the body needs as a building block for proteins. Porcini mushrooms also contain many vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B1, vitamin B2, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. Did you know that porcini mushrooms can put you in a good mood? The more serotonin the body produces, the better our mood. Tryptophan is the most important building block for the production of serotonin, and porcini mushrooms contain 260 milligrams of it.
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.