Boletus edulis (cep, penny bun bolete, King Bolete, porcino or porcini) grows naturally in the deciduous and coniferous forests of the Northern Hemisphere and is widely distributed across Europe, Asia and Northern America.
The Porcino mushroom has a mild nutty taste and appears in various culinary dishes like soups, pasta, risotto, stir-fries, stews and delivers the flavour and colour for many sauces, stuffings and stocks. Furthermore, the Porcino is also one of the few fungi sold pickled as well.
Generally, mushrooms including the Porcino are high in protein, fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. As a bonus they are also low in fat and digestible carbohydrates.
Most boletes form a symbiotic relationship with trees where the fungi get energy-rich nutrients through the root system of the tree and the fungi provide some minerals from the soil in return. Trees do not necessarily need the boletes, but they for sure need the trees.
Boletus edulis tastes great when fresh but is equally fantastic for drying and freezing for use all year round as it keeps its flavour and is then reconstituted for cooking.
After drying, they can be stored safely for a long time, ground into powder and used as a seasoning.
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