Healthy Mushrooms

Healthy Mushrooms

Healthy Mushrooms

Contrary to popular belief, edible mushrooms are often more nutritious than their vegetable counterparts, containing more essential amino-acids, proteins, minerals, vitamins and fiber. As well, there are many mushrooms that have been traditionally used to treat a wide range of illnesses, from upset stomachs to high blood pressure. Scientific research has now traced the multiple beneficial effects to bioactive components, notably various polysaccharides (primarily β-glucans).

Contrary to popular belief, edible mushrooms are often more nutritious than their vegetable counterparts, containing more essential amino-acids, proteins, minerals, vitamins and fiber. As well, there are many mushrooms that have been traditionally used to treat a wide range of illnesses, from upset stomachs to high blood pressure. Scientific research has now traced the multiple beneficial effects to bioactive components, notably various polysaccharides (primarily β-glucans).

Source : Poucheret, P. et al., 2006 for a recent synthesis

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