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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.