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Are Mushrooms Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Whether they’re an integral part of your plant-based fry up or your go-to ingredient for dinner, mushrooms are packed full of flavour and wonderfully versatile. But are they vegan?

Everything you need to know about mushrooms: 

Mushrooms

Mushrooms grow in a whole host of different shapes, sizes, colours and textures, but they’re all rich in important minerals and vitamins. They’re part of the Fungi family and are the fleshy, edible fruit bodies of several species of macrofungi, generally grown above the ground.  

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Are mushrooms vegan?

Yes, mushrooms are completely vegan friendly. Even though they’re part of the Fungi family and not classified as vegetables, they’re entirely plant-based and considered vegan-friendly. Mushrooms can have a ‘meaty’ texture and are often used as a substitute in recipes because of this quality. 

vegan wild mushroom pasta

Looking for some mushroom inspiration? Make Val’s delicious homemade pasta with wild mushrooms for dinner tonight, and thank us later!

Send more vegan questions our way via the comments below. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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