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St. Ali South Melbourne

St. Ali South Melbourne 12-18 Yarra Place South Melbourne VIC 3205 (03) 9686 2990 stali.com.au St. Ali in South Melbourne always puts a focus on fresh and seasonal produce and mana...

St. Ali South Melbourne

St. Ali South Melbourne
12-18 Yarra Place South Melbourne VIC 3205
(03) 9686 2990
stali.com.au

St. Ali in South Melbourne always puts a focus on fresh and seasonal produce and manage to keep the menu interesting, while keeping their favourite menu items on board, such as the popular 'My Mexican Cousin' corn fritter dish.

On our latest visit we found this dish, the 'Koo Coo Ca Choo', which made the humble mushroom the star of the show.

The 'Koo Coo Ca Choo' - crispy potato hash with mushroom duxelle, poached eggs, flat mushrooms, aged cheddar and truffle vinaigrette.

Jade Anstey, Naturopath at Balanced By Nature gives us a look into the benefits of mushrooms.

"Ergothionine is a powerful antioxidant uniquely found in mushrooms. Together with selenium and polyphenols mushrooms may help protect your DNA from oxidative damage. They are also the only vegetarian food source of vitamin D. They contain ergosterols, which convert vitamin D when exposed to light. Mushrooms are a good addition to the diet to up your vitamin D levels through winter. As good sources of B vitamins, mushrooms will also help break down the proteins, fats and carbohydrates in this meal and support your nervous system."

'Shroom power!