Whole foods: the nutritional benefits of mushrooms


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Marvelous mushrooms for so many reasons. A rich source of Vitamin B, selenium, copper, zinc and most importantly for Aussies, mushrooms can also be a good source of Vitamin D, in the case where farmers expose their mushrooms to UV light to help generate Vitamin D.

Mushrooms also contain a number of powerful compounds that have been linked to lowering the risk of some types of cancer including breast and prostate cancer.

While mushrooms are the fruiting body of fungi, they are very low in calories like vegetables whilst also containing a unique protein that gives mushies their unique taste and texture. So, you can literally load up on mushies to your hearts content, and I like mine cooked with a little olive oil, pesto or goat’s cheese and added to a salad – too delicious for words.

For plenty more info on the nutritional benefits of mushrooms, check out this comprehensive website completely dedicated to all things mushrooms - http://www.powerofmushrooms.com.au/

Recipe of the Week: Stuffed Mushies

For this week’s recipe of the week: http://www.shapeme.com.au/recipeoftheweek/

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