February 4th is National Stuffed Mushroom Day!
Here are today’s five things to know about mushrooms:
Credit goes to the Italians for creating the stuffed mushroom in the 19th century.
Mushrooms are composed of 90% water.
One Portabella mushroom has more potassium than a banana.
The French were some of the first to popularize the mushroom in the 19th century.
Before the French, Pharoahs prized mushrooms as a delicacy and Greeks believed that mushrooms provided strength in battle.
Today’s Food History
- 1906 Clyde W. Tombaugh was born. An American astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto in 1930. His first telescopes were made from old farm equipment parts
- 1930 Candy maker Frank C. Mars of Minnesota introduced the Snickers bar in 1930. Did you know? Snickers was the name of his prized race horse.
- 1941 Roy J. Plunkett received a U.S. patent for Teflon. He accidentally discovered it in 1938.
- 1983 RIP Karen Carpenter from complications associated with anorexia nervosa.