Farmers grow bacon-flavored mushrooms

l_14177_bacon-mushroom-sonoran-mushroom-companyOh, if only vegetables tasted like bacon then we’d eat more. Right? It seems like those prayers have been answered by Arizona farmers who sell bacon-flavored mushrooms.

The family-owned Sonoran Mushroom Company based in Tucson specializes in growing organic oyster mushrooms they claim taste just like bacon, according to reports KVOA-TV in Los Angeles.

“We discovered if you fry these up in some olive oil and salt they have a bacon flavor. The texture is much different than a typical portobello. It is more like meat or bacon,” John Jacobs, the patriarch of the mushroom company explained to Fine Dining Lovers.

Where we get bacon mushrooms

Jacobs said the bacon mushrooms have been well received by the public and sell at local farmers’ markets for $4.99 per 1.5-ounce box.

So how do these bacon mushrooms grow in the Sonoran dessert?

“We grow them in an indoor facility so we can grow them year round,” Jacobs said, explaining that this practice allows the family to control the environment, humidity and temperature.

The bacon mushrooms are are all-natural, vegan and do not contain any flavoring or coloring. They are best enjoyed sautéd, according to Jacobs.original_bacon-mushroom

The Sonoran Mushroom Company also grows a variety of gourmet mushrooms, all of which can be seen on their website.

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