Health Benefits of Mushrooms
Vitamins & Minerals – The all important 5-a-day
They’re full of vitamins and minerals and an 80g serving, around 14 baby button mushrooms, four large closed cup mushrooms or one large flat mushroom counts towards the 5-a-day target.
Skin and bones
They are a good source of all of the following:
High energy B vitamins – great for healthy skin
Phosphorous – good for teeth and bones
Potassium – helps maintain a healthy blood pressure
Iron – ensures a healthy level of red blood cells in the body
Selenium – an important antioxidant. They are also high in folic acid which is used for growth and important for mums-to-be.
Mushrooms are one of the highest antioxidant vegetables in the world, in the same league as the red pepper and spinach.
The dietary fibre in mushrooms also helps promote good bowel function and leaves you feeling more satisfied, so you won’t be hungry again as quickly.
Mushrooms are also extremely rich in protein, more so than any other vegetable, so are a great alternative protein source for vegetarians.
The Mushroom Bureau have just launched a fantastic new website all about mushrooms, follow the link below for lots of wonderful mushroom recipes.