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PART OF YOUR 5-A-DAY
Just 80g of mushrooms serves as one of your five-a-day. This could be served as 14 baby button mushrooms, 4 large closed cup mushrooms or 1 large flat mushroom. To learn more about the mushroom varieties, click here.
If you’re watching your weight, mushrooms are the perfect solution. In a 100g serving of mushrooms, the portion will contain only 22 calories and no fat at all. They also have such a low Glycaemic Index value, you would have to consume 1.2kg in less than 10 minutes to get a GI measurement.
UK & Irish mushrooms are enriched with the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D, the only source in the produce aisle to do so. Something quite magical happens when mushrooms are exposed to UV light. A photochemical reaction occurs, which converts the provitamin into Vitamin D, which is key to maintaining a healthy immune system and helps towards healthy bones and teeth. We also need vitamin D to regulate the absorption of calcium and phosphorous and facilitate a normal immune system. Importantly, recent research has shown that Vitamin D helps to fight disease, and also reduces depression.
Mushrooms are naturally incredibly low in calories. One serving would contain 22 calories and no fat.
Mushrooms are packed full of B2, B2 and B5 vitamins. as well as Folic Acid B vitamins play a crucial role in maintain good health and well-being and help reduce tiredness and fatigue. They also contribute to the maintenance of normal skin.
Folic Acid helps the body form healthy red blood cells. Folic acid also contributes to the normal function of the immune system and to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. On average, our blend recipes increased Folic Acid levels by a third, simply by adding mushrooms.
Potassium contributes to normal muscle function and the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal hair, nail, and to the protection of cells from oxidative stress (anti-oxidant properties)