MMO’s Golden Cream of Mushroom Soup uses 1.8 pounds (fresh equivalent) of carefully and dehydrated organic oyster mushrooms. Unlike most of our `bean soup mixes which require only water to prepare, this amazing mushroom soup requires the addition of milk, sour cream, and soy sauce, as indicated in the instructions. (Vegans can use non-dairy alternatives for these dairy items to enjoy a vegan version). The entire preparation/cooking process for this soup is about 45 minutes. Each package makes about 10 delicious one cup servings. We recommend using a low sodium soy sauce if you wish to keep the sodium level down. (Note that gluten-free soy sauce is also available in stores). We suggest chopping/dicing the mushrooms into smaller pieces before re-hydrating. These dehydrated mushrooms are intended to be re-hydrated and cooked before eating. (Mushrooms should not be eaten uncooked). If you like mushroom soup, we know you’ll just love this Golden Cream of Mushroom Soup. We’re pleased to say that this is one of our most recently developed soups and it’s quickly becoming a big hit with customers. It’s also really fun to make, especially with the kids helping.
A little about oyster mushrooms: The oyster mushrooms used in our mushroom soup contain significant levels of zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, folic acid, niacin, and vitamins B-1 and B-2. Consuming oyster mushrooms as part of a healthy diet contributes to recommended nutritional requirements. Oyster mushrooms and other types of fungi are the only sources of ergothioneine, which functions as an antioxidant and lowers systemic inflammation. Oyster mushrooms are one of the best mushroom sources, according to the University of Pennsylvania. Research published in the November 2010 issue of the “Journal of Medicinal Food” concluded that ergothioneine may prevent the buildup of plaque in the arteries that leads to cardiovascular disease. Oyster mushrooms also provide anti-oxidants and have anti-bacterial properties. For more info on oyster mushrooms, click this link.