Wild Porcini Mushrooms - (Kastoria)Volites - Vasilomanitara or Porcini are collected from the mountainous area of Vitsi, Kastoria, are one of the most sought after wild mushrooms of great nutritional value and bear fruit in late summer and autumn in forests of mainly mountain conifers. These mushrooms are in dried form and retain the strong aromas of forest and hazelnut for a long time.
Latin name: Boletus edulis. The fascinating thing about porcini mushrooms is that they are impossible to grow. They are native, and they grow on their own in autumn and spring, after periods of rain, near beech, chestnut, oak and fir trees.
They are a rich source of dietary fiber and vitamins, such as vitamins B, C and D, and also are rich in protein, iron, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, copper and selenium. 100gr dried Porcini mushrooms have only 26 calories, 0gr fat and 3gr protein.
It goes well with risotto, soups, pasta, pizza, green salads and meat dishes.
Tip: Before cooking you can soak them for about 20 minutes in lukewarm water, which we do not throw away because it is full of aroma and flavor and can be used in other cooking. It is suitable for vegans and vegetarian recipes.