Healthy Benefits

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
    your 5-a-day
  • 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

Body beautiful

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.

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Curried Mushrooms


  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs freshly grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g button mushrooms, trimmed
  • 200g brown mushrooms, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup korma curry paste
  • 1/2 cup thick natural yoghurt
  • 80g baby spinach leaves
  • steamed jasmine rice, to serve
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves, to serve


  1. Heat a wok over high heat. Add oil and heat until hot. Add ginger, garlic and mushrooms and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until light golden.
  2. Add curry paste and stir-fry 1ñ2 minutes until fragrant. Remove from the heat. Add yoghurt, stir until well coated. Reduce heat to medium. Return wok to the heat and cook 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Add spinach and cook 1 minute or until wilted.
  3. Serve over steamed jasmine rice, topped with coriander.

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