BBQ Trumpet Mushrooms
I shredded the mushrooms with two forks and cooked with homemade barbecue sauce until tender. (mushrooms can also be grilled or smoked first before shredding) I served it with homemade slaw on the side.
Did you know King trumpet contains high amounts of ergothioneine, a naturally occurring antioxidant amino acid. L-ergothioneine has a very high Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity value and is concentrated in organs exposed to high oxidative stress (eg, kidneys, liver, eyes).1 Antioxidants such as L-ergothioneine may help reduce the risk of chronic disease by providing cellular protection against free radical damage. Investigations with supplemental L-ergothioneine in rats demonstrated protection against induced lipid peroxidation of the liver and kidneys and also conserved the consumption of endogenous glutathione and alpha-tocopherol.2
1. Dubost NJ, Beelman RB, Peterson D, Royce DJ. Identification and quantification of ergothioneine in cultivated mushrooms by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Int J Med Mushr. 2006;8(3):215-222.
2. Deiana M, Rosa A, Casu V, et al. L-ergothioneine modulates oxidative damage in the kidney and liver of rats in vivo: Studies upon the profile of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Clin Nutr. 2004;23(2):183-193.