Vitamins and Minerals
The all important 5-a-day
Mushrooms are packed 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 as one of your vital the 5-a-day.
Skin and bones
Here are five reasons why mushrooms make sense and why there are more to them than you think:
- Just one 80g portion serves as one of your five-a-day
- They are naturally incredibly low in calories and virtually fat-free
- Packed with B vitamins such as B5 which helps to release energy from the food we eat and Folic Acid (B9) which produces and maintains our healthy cells
- They are full of fibre and protein to leave you feeling fuller, and more satisfied, for longer
- Full of essential minerals such as selenium which helps support the immune system and copper which produces red blood cells and regulates our heart rate and blood pressure
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 and vegans.