Saturday 5 September 2020


A Glasgow restaurant has come up with Scotland’s first mushroom ice cream celebrating national mushroom month. 
It’s officially the season of mushrooms from September to November and with 14,000 species of wild mushroom in the U.K. we’ve got lots of celebrate. 
If you’re a fun-guy or fun-gal then The Dhabba in Glasgow’s Merchant City has definitely come up with something different. 
The Mushroom Kulfi is made by The  Dhabba’s chefs from cream, milk, sugar, cardamom powder and mushrooms which are chopped and whipped through the mixture to give it a special texture. The ice cream is topped with sugared mushroom which all taste decidedly delicious. The dish will be served throughout September for £5.95. 

The Dhabba owner Nav Basi said: “We always like to offer our customers something  a bit different in our restaurant and our chefs came up with this dish. We were all pleasantly surprised at how good this tasted and decided to run it.” 
Mushrooms provide a lot of B vitamins as well as selenium, an antioxidant which helps to support the immune system which  is perfect for the sudden change of seasons. 
Diners can go for a whole mushroom experience by having some stuffed mushroom in their starter and a main course vegan dish containing mushroom as well as this special dessert. 

mushroom fun-gal facts 

1. Official mushroom season in the U.K. runs from September to November.
2. Mushrooms are one of the oldest living organisms known to man and there are over 14,000 types of mushrooms in the UK but only 250 are edible.
3. To celebrate mushroom month The Dhabba restaurant in Glasgow’s Merchant City has come up with Scotland’s first mushroom ice cream with chopped mushrooms whipped inside the creamy texture. The surprisingly addictive Mushroom Kulfi  comes complete with candied mushrooms on top and will be served throughout September at the nut free  North Indian restaurant.
4. Mushrooms are full of umami – the fifth basic taste after sweet, salty, bitter and sour.
5. Mushrooms are the only source of vitamin D in the produce aisle and a notable source of B vitamins, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and selenium.  They also provide a significant source of fiber, with a 3 full grams in a typical 3.5 ounce serving.
6. Mushrooms are more closely related to animals than plants and like most living organisms, are 85-95 percent water. Like mammals, mushrooms take in oxygen for their digestion and metabolism and “exhale” carbon dioxide as a waste product.
7. Mushrooms grow from spores, not seeds, and a single mature mushroom will drop as many as 16 billion spores!
8. Modern studies suggest mushrooms can be useful for antibacterial, anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. While also helping to reduce blood pressure, moderate blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, enhance the immune system, reduce stress and help in fighting many types of cancer.
9.There are more than 30 species of mushroom that  glow in the dark. The chemical reaction called bioluminescence produces a glowing light known as foxfire. If there’s no electricity around people have been known to use these fungi to light their way through the woods.

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