Make Room For Mushrooms
Make Room For Mushrooms In Your Diet
Mushrooms can make a delicious addition to any salad, omelet or stir-fry but did you know that they are also packed with many important nutrients. Mushrooms are fat and cholesterol free and low in sodium and calories. They are also rich in B vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid, which help to produce energy in our body cells. Mushrooms also provide a rich source of antioxidants, such as selenium and ergothioneine, which can protect our cells from damage that can lead to chronic diseases and also help to boost our immune system. Mushrooms are also the only vegetable that naturally contains vitamin D, which promotes bone health and plays a role in promoting immunity.
When shopping for mushrooms in the produce department, choose those that are well shaped with a firm texture. Avoid those with spots or slime. To store mushrooms, refrigerate them in their original container or a paper bag for up to 1 week.
For a delicious recipe that includes mushrooms, try Convenient Chopped Salad.
If you need more ideas for incorporating mushrooms into your diet, read the Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Mushrooms from the Fruits and Veggies More Matters Campaign.