Are you into “shrooms?” They are no longer just for hippies. Mushrooms are now known to have many essentials that are needed for a good and healthy diet. These little gems are perfect for anyone, but they are especially great for the elderly and growing kids. They are packed with protein and vitamins, they contain no cholesterol, and also contain essential amino acids. Mushrooms are high in potassium but low in sugar. They make a great addition to those suffering from heart complications and they even show signs of fighting off cancer. Mushrooms are now a must have in everyone’s diet.
- Mushrooms are considered to be the highest producer of protein per unit area and time and are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals too.
- Mushrooms are rich in quality proteins, vitamins B complex (thiamine, riboflavin and niacin) including Folic acid, vitamin B-12, vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and fibre.
- Superior quality proteins (12-35% crude protein content) of mushrooms contain most of the essential amino acids in good quantity (lysine, tryptophan, leucine, isoleucine, valine, threonine, tyrosine and phenylalanine) that the body cannot synthesize on its own.
“With the changing food habit and consumer preferences towards nutritious food, the edible mushrooms are gaining immense popularity. Mushrooms are considered to be the highest producer of protein per unit area and time and are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals too.”