There is no better time of the year for cup mushrooms than when the weather starts to change at the end of winter. A burst of warmer weather increases supply and down come the prices. The quality and taste are superb from now into Spring and stay that way until hot weather takes the edge off them. Cups are a white mushroom that have just opened up around the stem. Very high in vitamin B they are also one of the few natural sources of vitamin D, which is becoming much sought after to prevent cancer and to combat diabetes two in our young people. Cooked or raw in salads they are just perfect for this time of the year.
HOW TO PICK
Pick mushrooms that are firm, dry and clean. Avoid mushrooms that are slimy, bruised or withered.
HOW TO STORE
Store in the fridge in a paper bag, best used within 3 days.