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Delicious Mushrooms

Updated: Jun 6, 2019

Mushrooms is not a plant, they are a type of fungus and have microscopic spores that form in the pores underneath the mushrooms cap

The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain is one of the most impressive spectacles of the plant world.”John Tyler Bonner

Mushrooms in a bowl
Mushrooms in a bowl

10 benefits, interesting facts and uses of Mushrooms:

  1. Natural forms of Zinc are found in mushrooms. Eating Shitake and Maitake mushrooms on a regular basis can boost the immune system

  2. Mushroom contains folic acids (Folate or B9), which is essential for the formation of red and white blood cells in bone marrow, and for healthy growth and development

  3. Mushroom contains copper, which helps to maintain healthy connective tissues and collagen fibers

  4. Based on a medical study. eating Maitake mushrooms could help reduce blood pressure

  5. Mushrooms have a natural source of Vitamin D, which is essential for healthy bones and teeth. Mushrooms contain Ergosterol, that converts into Vitamin D when exposed to the sun

  6. Mushrooms contain Chromium, which is needed for energy and is involved in the metabolism of glucose

  7. 100 grams of mushrooms contain approximately 2.5 grams of fiber, this is a good source of dietary fiber

  8. Mushrooms consist of a high concentration of natural occurring iodine

  9. A mushroom is made of around 90% water, where as watermelon contains 92% and cucumbers contains 96% of water

  10. 100 grams of mushrooms contain 3.3 grams of carbohydrates

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