Mushroom Burgers: Shroom To Be Your New Favorite

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Good news for vegetarians and meat eaters alike - TJ Reed's Better Burgers and Shakes has not just the best hamburgers in Houston, but the best non-hamburgers in the city as well. The shroom burger is a delicious option that will satisfy any appetite without leaving you feeling heavy and sluggish. Of all sandwiches that are sold, 60% are burgers. Don't order the same thing every time - spice things up! Prove that you are a fungi and order a shroom burger. When we consider the immense success of this delicious dish, it makes sense; humans have long held a close relationship with edible fungi.

Mushrooms are an ancient component of the human diet

According to a report by the Daily Mail, anthropologists made an important discovery while studying 19,000-year-old remains of a woman found in a cave in Spain back in 2010. While studying the woman's teeth, the plaque which they analyzed indicated the presence of mushroom spores. Thus, we now know that humans consumed the fungus at least 20,000 years ago. Join in this ancient tradition by eating a mushroom between two buns.

Mushrooms have made a triumphant return

While mushrooms have long been prized in the Eastern hemisphere, America had a history of neglecting the nutritious fungus. It was not until the French began incorporating mushrooms into their cuisine that the U.S. started to give the versatile food a chance, according to a brief history compiled by PBS. Finally, toward the end of the 1800s, Americans began habitually serving mushrooms.

Today, as vegetarianism and veganism gain more and more traction, the mushroom is becoming increasingly common as a meat substitute. This is also due to the fact that they are just plain delicious. Whether you enjoy authentic hamburgers and are just looking for something new, you want to reduce your meat consumption, or you have sworn off meat entirely, the shroom burger belongs on your plate. Next time you visit TJ Reed's Better Burgers and Shakes, give the shroom burger a try.