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Properties of mushrooms

Properties of mushrooms

Mireia Cervera 29 September 2016

With the arrival of autumn and the rains, mushrooms become the protagonists of the market and of many of our dishes. But beyond their gastronomic value, mushrooms are a very healthy food. Discover in this post a little more de them and how to include them in your diet.

The consumption of mushrooms is ancient, although until a little more than four centuries ago they were not cultivated, but only harvested in forests. Already in ancient Greece it was knownTheir gastronomic properties were cited and different species of mushrooms were collected. It was not until the seventeenth century that its cultivation began in France. In recent years, its production has experienced a real boom that allows us to te have fresh mushrooms at our fingertips all year round.

Most mushrooms appear at the end of summer, but as autumn approaches they increase in quality, variety and quantity, especially if the eThe season is rich in rains and frosts are not anticipated. Since there are some very toxic and even deadly species, it is recommended that if you go looking for mushrooms you have a deep knowledge on the subject. And if not we can alwayss go to the market and buy them enjoying all their benefits without taking risks. The best-known varieties are chanterelles, mushrooms (wild, portobello or cultivated), tickets, chanterelles, senderuelas or morel.

Mushrooms are a healthy food, which provides few calories thanks to its high water content. They stand out for their richness in proteins of high biological value, which makes them true vegetable meat. CoThey contain ergosterol , a substance found in plant tissues that is transformed from vitamin D in our body, favoring the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It also stands out, its content in vitamins of group B, in addition tobe a good source of minerals such as iodine, potassium and phosphorus. They also contain various bioactive principles, especially beta-glucans , with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Recent studies have shown thatshiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes) has antiviral and anticancer effects. Other research affirms thatreishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) stimulates the immune system and also inhibits the growth of malignant tumors.

Mushrooms are not only delicious, but they provide us with many nutritional and medicinal properties.
Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale