They’re soft, delicious and give a different kind of texture to any dish. Whether they’re mixed in with other ingredients or served separately as a side dish, these mushrooms are a favorite of many people, young and old alike.
Mushrooms are healthy and regardless of how they’re served, they provide some health benefits. They’re rich in copper, potassium, folate, dietary fiber, selenium, zinc, manganese and Vitamins B1 and B2. They also produce Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight and UV radiation.
And being cholesterol-free as well as low in calories, fat and sodium, this food is very ideal for people following a special diet to lose or maintain their weight. In fact, it contains more protein than most vegetables making it a good choice for the vegetarians.
The portobello variety is also known to contain antioxidants such as the L-ergothioneine while the white button kind is reported to have a great potential in improving the immune system. In the Asian region, mushrooms are well known for their immune-enhancing properties. [Read more…]