Hello all, we would like to give you some further info regarding the humble mushroom and the benefits of this wonderful fungi with some great little factoids. Whatever your favourite is —Oyster, crimini, enoki, portobello, shiitake or white button—all edible mushrooms are loaded with essential nutrients and good for you.
Fact 1 – They contain vitamin D and are the only fruit or vegetable source of this critical vitamin. Like humans, mushrooms produce vitamin D when in sunlight! (We would like to add technically mushrooms are classified as Fungus!)
Fact 2 – Mushrooms provide you with a lean proteins source as they have zero cholesterol, fats and very low carbohydrates.
Fact 3 – Mushrooms contain Potassium which is good for the heart, reduces the risk of high blood pressure and strokes.
Fact 4 – Some mushrooms contain large amounts of antioxidants—the substances that help fight free radicals and what helps us to keep healthy.
Fact 5 – The Pharaohs prized mushrooms as a delicacy, and the Greeks believed that mushrooms provided strength for warriors in battle. The Romans regarded mushrooms as a gift from God and served them only on festive occasions, while the Chinese treasured them as a health food.