Mushrooms better than bacon?

Posted at 2:49 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 14:49:48-05

(KVOA) Love bacon, but looking for a healthier alternative? One Tucson, Arizona company may have what you're looking for.

The Sonoran Mushroom Company harvests all kinds of edible fungi, including oyster mushrooms that supposedly taste like bacon.

"This mushroom's flavor happens to be very similar to bacon when it's cooked, so it has a meaty kind of smoky bacon flavor," says Sonoran's John Jacobs.

He says the bacon mushrooms, and oyster mushrooms in general, are loaded with numerous health benefits.

According to the American Society for Nutrition, studies indicate that eating mushrooms can help boost immune systems.

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