What’s in a mushrooms?

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Mushrooms contain health-boosting vitamins and minerals, along with protein and fiber. For example, one cup of cremini mushrooms has only 15 calories. But 2 grams of protein and nearly 1 gram of fiber.

Also contain compounds (including polysaccharides and sterols). That may help protect your health and prevent disease. Nutrients include:UFABET

  • Selenium: Helps your body make antioxidants to prevent cell damage.
  • Vitamin B6: Supports your nervous system and helps form red blood cells.
  • Riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid: Help carry out several metabolic reactions and are involved in the production of energy
  • Potassium: As an underconsumed nutrient. Helps muscles contract, assists with fluid balance and maintains normal blood pressure
  • Zinc: Supports your immune system and healthy growth in babies and children.

Are mushrooms safe?

The answer is: It depends. Mushrooms you buy in a store are generally safe unless you have an allergy to mushrooms or mold. Wild mushrooms you find in nature are much, much riskier to eat.

It takes experience and expertise to identify in nature you can safely eat. And even then, few wild are safe to eat raw.

Symptoms of mushroom poisoning typically appear within a few hours of eating. They include:

  • Confusion.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Difficulty breathing or slowed breathing.
  • Dilated pupils or watering eyes.
  • Excess saliva.
  • Excitability.
  • Nausea or vomiting.