Growing mushrooms in your garden is a fun thing to do and they add real flavor to your recipes. Mushrooms are delicious, low in calories, and a very healthy food. Portobello and crimini mushrooms contain trace elements necessary for a healthy diet. Organic mushrooms also contains conjugated linolenic acid (CLA), a compound which is thought to reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer. Buying fresh mushrooms can be expensive, health-conscious Homesteaders are growing their own mushrooms.
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