Mushrooms -- A Superfood
The most exciting news in mushrooms in recent years is their amazing nutritional properties!
Not only do they taste good (click here to learn about our fifth taste – Umami, which mushrooms have plenty of) but building mushrooms into your diet can ward off cancer, keep your skin healthy, repair tissue and help your metabolism, among other things.
A 100 g serving of fresh white mushrooms contains only 25 calories and provides more vitamins and minerals than you may think. Mushrooms are free of fat and are also low in carbohydrates, cholesterol, and sodium, making them an excellent addition to your healthy lifestyle.
Check out how just a few mushrooms a day can help your body stay strong:
||Vitamin or Mineral found in Mushrooms
||A little more information
||Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
||Helps your body process protein, carbohydrates and fats; helps maintain healthy skin.
||Niacin (Vitamin B3)
||Niacin helps the body turn food into energy. It also helps maintain healthy skin and is important for nerve function.
|Metabolism, Tissue Production
||Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
||Helps the body to metabolize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. It is also necessary for normal tissue production.
|Lower Risk of Birth Defects
||Folate is member of the B-vitamin family and is necessary for normal growth and development and can help to lower the risk of some birth defects. The term folate indicates a form found in food while folic acid is a found in vitamin supplements.
|Strong Bones and Teeth
||Vitamin D is a nutrient that helps that the body to absorb and retain calcium and phosphorous, both of which strengthen bones and teeth.
||Selenium works well with vitamin E to act as an antioxidant to help prevent the breakdown of body tissues.
|Red Blood Cell Production
||Copper is a trace mineral that is essential to human health. It helps to produce and repair connective tissue, produces red blood cells and is required for normal metabolic processes.
|Healthy Muscle and Nervous System
||Potassium helps with muscle and nervous system function. It also helps the body maintain the balance of water in the blood and body tissues.
To view a detailed nutritional facts table for each variety, please choose of the following options.
Brown (Mini Bella, Crimini) Mushrooms
|Vitamin D — The Sunshine Vitamin
Did you also know that mushrooms are the only naturally occurring plant-based source of vitamin D?
To learn more about mushrooms and vitamin D, please click here.