Why Gourmet Mushrooms are a Superfood

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What makes gourmet mushrooms a superfood?  They are chock-full of vitamins and minerals, extremely low in fat, and they have no cholesterol. Mushrooms are also high in protein, making them a healthy replacement for meat. Plus, they can be a great source of Vitamin D.

Our gourmet mushrooms are perfect for low-sugar, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets.

Blue and Elm Oyster:

Eating one cup of cooked oyster mushrooms provides four times the potassium of a medium banana. They also provide over 100% of the RDA of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and vitamin B3 (niacin), which help the body metabolize fats and protein.

Next time you make a pot pie, try replacing the chicken with your homegrown oyster mushrooms. You’ll be getting 40% fewer calories and one fifth of the fat, while still taking in more iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium than you would with the chicken version. With the delightful texture of oyster mushrooms you won’t even miss the meat.

Pioppino:

These mushrooms are even lower in fat and sugars than their counterparts, making them perfect for even the strictest of diets. Pioppinos pack only 88 calories and less than a half a gram of fat per cooked cup.

These delicious, firm mushrooms are the perfect replacement for sausage in pasta or risotto, and the substitution will save you 198 calories, 21 grams of fat, and 1000 mgs of sodium (replacing one sausage link with one cup pioppinos).

Shiitake:

If you’re looking to increase your fiber, shiitake mushrooms are a tasty way to do it. One cup of cooked shiitakes provides 50% more fiber than a cup of bran flakes and almost twice the fiber as a cup of broccoli. Shiitakes are famous for providing umami. Their savory taste, along with a meaty texture, makes shiitakes the perfect substitute when looking for a healthier version of the classic dish Beef Bourguignon. You’ll avoid extra fat, calories, and 100 mg of cholesterol.

 

References:

http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list