Mushroom Nutrition

Mushrooms aid in weight management, health and wellness:

Did You Know?

The humble mushroom is brimming with vitamins, minerals, essential nutrients, antioxidants and fibre.

A half-cup serving of cooked mushrooms is packed with phosphorous, potassium, copper, selenium, niacin and pantothenic acids. That serving also provides riboflavin and is the only vegetable in the produce section that can boast it has natural Vitamin D.

Best of all that serving comes with only 14 calories and no carbohydrates, sodium, cholesterol or sugar. Eaten fresh, that mushroom will also help with weight loss. Fresh mushrooms are high in water content and fibre and contain no fat.

A fresh mushroom also has cancer-fighting nutrients such as beta-glucans and conjugated linoleic acid-compounds currently under the microscope for their chemo-preventative potential. Recent research suggests that mushrooms (and mushroom extracts) may have powerful anti-tumour activity for both breast and prostate cancer. White button mushrooms help to build strong immune systems.

Recent studies show that fresh mushrooms can help with

  • Blood pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Heart health
  • Gout
  • Healthy aging
  • Childhood obesity