Why should we eat mushrooms?
What are the benefits?
Exotic mushrooms are a source of quality protein having essential amino acids and highly digestible. They have no cholesterol and are low in fat with ergosterol and polyunsaturated fatty acids, therefore very good for the heart. Exotic mushrooms are also a low calorific food with no starch and low sugars….a positive delight for diabetics! Exotic mushrooms are an anti-hypertensive food i.e. high fibre, low sodium and high potassium. They are an excellent source of vitamin B and C complex and are the only vegetable with a good source of vitamin D. They are rich in minerals like Copper (cardio-protective) and Selenium (anti-cancer) and have a wide range of nutritional benefits.
When it comes to cooking, nothing could be more versatile than the mushroom. As a starter, part of a main course, soup, risotto, pate, sauce or as a great meat substitute for vegetarians – mushrooms are magic!
- → Stimulate the immune function
- → Inhibit cancerous tumour growth
- → Stimulate antiviral & antibacterial activity
- → Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
- → Reduce blood levels of fatty acids and sugars
- → Low in salt
- → High in Protein and Fibre
- → An excellent source of Potassium
- → High in Phosphorus and Sodium
- → Rich in vitamins b, C, D (Thiamine, Riboflavin, Nicin & Biotin
- → Good source of Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Selenium & Calcium
- → One of the world’s few food sources for the powerful antioxidant : Ergothioneine