Mushrooms are a Super Vegetable
Mushrooms are often classified as a vegetable, but mushrooms belong to the phylum of fungi. The most well-known mushroom is the white mushroom whilst chestnut mushrooms and portobellos are also widely consumed. Every year the average Dutch person eats 2 to 3 kilos of mushrooms.
Mushrooms are not just tasty, they are also super healthy. They are an important source of nutrients for the body. Nutrients such as the vitamins B2 and B3, folic acid and the minerals potassium and phosphorus. Mushrooms are also the only non-animal source of vitamin D, which contributes to the prevention of bone loss. In addition, mushrooms are rich in fibre and copper. Mushrooms are good for your blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Mushrooms contain little to no calories, salts and or fats. Mushrooms have a high protein content and contain dietary fibre which helps you feel satiated and prolongs hunger. They are good for your immune system and can supplement almost every meal. So what are you waiting for; add mushrooms to your meal today.