Our favorite fat-free, low-sodium, low-calorie, and cholesterol-free food is also packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals (not to mention, delicious!)
How healthy are mushrooms? Let us count the ways:
- Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol free and low in sodium. In fact, one serving of mushrooms contains only 20 calories.
- A diet low in fat and high in fiber contained in fruits, vegetables and mushrooms, may reduce the risk of certain cancers.
- Mushrooms provide natural antioxidants which can strengthen the immune system.
- Mushrooms are the only product in the produce aisle that provide Vitamin D. And Giorgio’s Vitamin D enhanced mushrooms provide 100% of the RDA of Vitamin D.
- Mushrooms are a good source of B vitamins – riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3) and pantothenic acid (B5). These vitamins help break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates so they can be used for energy. Mushrooms can also be an important source of B-vitamins for people who don’t eat meat.
- Mushrooms are a natural source of the antioxidant selenium and an excellent source of riboflavin.
- Mushrooms are rich in potassium, an important nutrient that many people don’t get enough of. Potassium is a mineral that helps control blood pressure and helps nerves and muscles function properly.
- Mushrooms are hearty and filling, yet low in calories, which can be an effective way to reduce fat intake while still feeling full after a meal.
- Mushrooms are naturally gluten free.
- Mushrooms are an easy way for families to add nutrients to any meal—from scrambled eggs to sandwiches to an evening casserole or sautéed dish.