Why does the mushroom get invited to so many parties?

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Because he is such a fun gi!

Now seriously folks, have you discovered the rich flavor of crimini mushrooms? They are more flavorful than their close relatives, the white button mushrooms, and are also a nutrient powerhouse, including not only vitamins and minerals, but recently discovered health-promoting phytonutrients, such as lentinan and polysaccharides.

Did you know that a 5-ounce serving of crimini mushrooms contains only 31 calories and is a great source of all of the B vitamins? B vitamins are essential for reducing cholesterol levels, helping to prevent Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease, and for energy production. So, enjoy crimini mushrooms as a part of your healthy diet, not only for their great flavor, but also for the array of energy-boosting nutrients they deliver. Source: World's Healthiest Foods

A simple and delicious way to enjoy the benefits of  Crimini Mushrooms.

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 pounds crimini mushrooms, brushed clean with damp towel
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil and butter. Add mushrooms and season with salt, pepper and thyme then cook 15 minutes until evenly browned and tender.  Add parsley and transfer mushrooms to a serving dish.

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