Dried St. George’s Mushroom
Along with morels, St. George’s mushrooms are a classic among spring mushrooms. They have firm flesh and an intense flavour and blood sugar-lowering effects. St. George’s mushroom are wild mushrooms and are therefore not from regulated cultivation. They were collected in the northern forests of Spain and then dried.
St. George’s mushrooms 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.