Dried St. George’s Mushroom
Along with morels, St. George’s mushroom is the classic among spring mushrooms. In addition to its blood sugar-lowering effects, St. George’s mushroom has a firm flesh and an intense flavour. St. George’s mushroom are wild mushrooms and therefore do not come 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 are there any advantages at all?
Fresh mushrooms contain a lot of water and lose up to 90% of their weight when dried. This justifies the higher price of dried mushrooms compared to fresh mushrooms. 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 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. It is important for the shelf life that the mushrooms are stored in an airtight container.