Mushroom Properties

Since ancient times, mushrooms have been recognized as a valuable and nutritious food sources. Adding four to five medium-sized mushrooms (100 g) to your diet provides essential vitamins and minerals necessary for a healthy body and active lifestyle.
They are high-fiber, low-calorie, low-sodium, gluten-free, sugar-free, fat-free, and cholesterol-free food. They are the only vegetable that contains vitamin D naturally as a result of their exposure to sunlight.
They are also high in antioxidants like selenium and glutathione (or GSH), substances believed to protect cells from damage and reduce chronic disease and inflammation.
Mushrooms are known as the richest dietary source of an antioxidant called ergothioneine, or ERGO.

Mushrooms are a great source of:

  • B vitamins include niacin (B3), riboflavin (B2), folate (B9), thiamine (B1), pyridoxine (B6), cobalamin (B12), and pantothenic acid (B5). These B vitamins help to provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. B vitamins also play an important role in the nervous system and help the body get energy from food and form red blood cells. B vitamins also appear to be important for a healthy brain.
  • Minerals including selenium, copper, and potassium. Minerals play many essential roles in the body, from red blood cell formation to cellular protection.
  • Fibre in both soluble and insoluble forms, which helps to maintain good bowel health. There is some evidence that consuming a type of fibre called beta-glucans may lower blood cholesterol levels. Beta-glucans occur in the cell walls of many types of mushrooms.
  • Vitamin D, works with Calcium and Phosphorus to make strong bones. Mushrooms are one of the most viable sources of vitamin D, and the only food in the produce aisle that is a source of non-fortified vitamin D.