Wondering whats the best way to cook mushrooms? and how do you store them to make them last longer?, and why are they so good for you? Here we shall take a look at some of their nutritional benefits. The Nutritional benefits of mushrooms will be explained in the paragraphs below.
As you may know, all mushrooms are fungi, and they produce spores, similar to pollen or seeds, which allow them to spread or travel by the wind. The rest of the mushroom then matures typically living in soil or wood. Google
There are many different types of mushrooms, some of which are edible and which provide the nutritional benefits of mushrooms, including well-known species such as; buttons, oysters, porcini and chanterelles. There are however, many species that are not edible and can in fact cause stomach pains or vomiting if eaten, and in some cases could be fatal, such as the common death cap mushroom and more
All types of edible mushrooms contain varying degrees of protein and fibre. They also contain B vitamins as well as a powerful antioxidant which is the selenium, which helps to support the immune system and prevent damage to cells and tissues.
In particular, white button mushrooms are one of the few non-animal sources of vitamin D. When they grow, whether indoor or outdoor, they have exposure to UV light which increases their concentration of vitamin D.
Mushrooms are being increasingly on research and has use for their important health benefits with different varieties having varying different medicinal properties.
Can mushrooms help protect against cancer?
In particular, certain varieties of mushrooms show to have potentials in protecting against cancer . By protecting our cells against DNA damage but also inhibiting tumor formation. There is also some evidence that they may also be beneficial. In the treatment and management of neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s.