The all important 5-a-day
They’re full of vitamins and minerals and an 80g serving, around 14 baby button mushrooms, four large closed cup mushrooms or one large flat mushroom, counts towards the 5-a-day target.
Skin and bones
Here are five reasons why mushrooms make sense and why there are more to them than you think:
- Mushrooms are a natural source of B vitamins and
minerals, with an 80g serving counting as one of
- Mushrooms are a natural source of selenium which is
part of the body’s antioxidant defence system
- They are naturally low in calories and fat
- They are a good source of vitamin B5 which works in the
body to help release energy from the food we eat
- They are a natural source of folic acid
Mushrooms are one of the highest antioxidant foods in the world, in the same league as the red pepper and spinach.
The dietary fibre in mushrooms also helps promote good bowel function and leaves you feeling more satisfied, so you won’t be hungry again as quickly.
Mushrooms are also extremely rich in protein, so are a great alternative protein source for vegetarians.