Chinese New Year is celebrated with Mushrooms!

Chinese New Year is celebrated with Mushrooms!

Learning about other cultures is always fun. You can really grow as a person once you know your neighbour. Have you recently visited the Chinese district or market in your city? If you have, you may have noticed that the residents and businesses are preparing for a big holiday.

Chinese New Year is a big celebration that often brings colorful decorations, specialty meals and delicacies... Oh yes, and mushrooms!

More particularly, the shiitake mushroom. Did you know, in Asian culture, the shitake mushrooms have long been a symbol of longevity and about seizing opportunities? With this meaning, it's clear why they choose to make this fungus part of the festivities.

Shiitake mushrooms are a source of B vitamins and also contain moderate levels of dietary minerals including Niacin, Pantothenic, Folate, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and more!

On January 15th 2020, when celebrating Chinese New Year, Asian families across the world will enjoy these tiny mushrooms and in the hopes of bringing happiness and good fortune.

If you are looking to join in on the celebration and want recipes to inspire your meals, be sure to visit the Richmond BC website for 8 lucky dishes to devour during Chinese New Year.


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