Yup, but you might want to make sure and wait for another member to confirm it as I am not completely sure. Better yet, why don't you give a call to the Medifast guys because they can help better...
Please tell me how do you clean them? Also how do you use them?.
Blessed, only rinse them in cold water just before you plan to use them. When you store them, wrap them in paper towels and store them in the fridge. They do not need to be in a zip lock bag. The first thing you do when you get them home from the grocery store is take them out of the package. The packaging at the grocery store is to market the product and is not the best way to store it..
As far as organic or not organic, I buy the organic ones if I can. Some times the organic ones look kind of rough. In that situation, I buy whatever I can get my hands on...
I was a little afraid because I did not know how they fertilized the mushrooms..
But if you and Jenna eat them then they are okay..
It's really weird, too, because I never used to like mushrooms AT ALL before going raw. now, I go out and purposely buy them (and big ones, at that) to make a meal out of them..
The only things i've tried so far is putting guacamole on them or even the crunchy "taco" sauce stuff and topping that with diced tomatoes. it's SO GOOD..
Crunchy taco recipe:.
I had some of it left over and ran out of lettuce leaves so I decided to put in a portabello and it tasted pretty good...
If you're interested in seeing many pictures and an indepth explanation of how and where mushrooms are grown, click on this link and then click on the RED link close to the top of the article..
I personally didn't think that commercial fertilizer was used in mushroom farming, but maybe it depends on the farm. I was always under the impression that orse manure was used...
I don't think that link provided really tells you how mushrooms are grown..
I live in farmland and also there is a mushroom factory nearby. People who have worked at our farm have also worked at the mushroom factory, and one person is also a conventional meat chicken farmer who regularly takes his chicken sh*t to the mushroom factory and they use it to grow mushrooms. Conventional meat chickens live in a barn with usually chopped straw, and the barn is not cleaned out for the duration of the meat chickens lives, then after the chickens are cleared out of there, all the contents of the barns go to the mushroom factory. These chickens also have meat byproducts in their feed, and some of the feed spills onto the floor. These chickens also have antibiotics sometimes as well as other disease preventing medications in their feed. Other pesticides are used to control things like mites, lice, etc., and the barns are also sterilized chemically. I'm not making a judgement as to whether this is good or bad, but that's a more realistic illustration how conventional mushrooms are grown/what they're grown on...
Thanks so much, I had stopped eating non-organic mushrooms years ago..
They are so expensive in the health Medifast food stores but now I will just have to wait until I get the money I will not buy them if they are not organic..
Thanks for educating me and others to the facts..
As for mushrooms you can grow your own. There are kits available or you can create your own set up. (you can ask your local nursery or look online for kits) That way you know exactly what your putting on your mushrooms. From what I have heard they are easy to grow..