Surprising Benefits of Mushroom

Mushrooms are edible fungus that can provide several important nutrients. The many kinds of mushroom have varying compositions and nutritional profiles.

Nutritional content

Many types of mushrooms are edible, and most provide about the same quantities of the same nutrients per serving, regardless of their shape or size.

The table below shows how much of each nutrient a 96-g cup of whole, raw mushrooms provides. It also shows how much of each nutrient adults should consume every day, depending on their sex and age.

NutrientAmount of nutrient in 1 cup of mushroomsRecommended daily intake
Energy (calories)21.11,600–3,200
Protein (g)3.046–56
Carbohydrate (g)3.1, including 1.9 g of sugar130
Calcium (mg)2.91,000–1,300
Iron (mg)0.58–18
Magnesium (mg)8.6310–420
Phosphorus (mg)82.6700–1,250
Potassium (mg)3054,700
Sodium (mg)4.82,300
Zinc (mg)0.58–11
Copper (mcg)305890–900
Selenium (mcg)8.955
Vitamin C (mg)2.065–90
Vitamin D (mg)0.215
Folate (mcg DFE)16.3400
Choline (mg)16.6400–550
Niacin (mg)3.514–16

From puffballs to truffles, mushrooms can range from everyday fare to a costly delicacy. People can buy them fresh, canned, or dried. Mushrooms contain protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These can have various health benefits.

1. Mushrooms may help keep you young.

Mushrooms contain a super-high concentration of two antioxidants, ergothioneine and glutathione, according to a 2017 Penn State study. When these antioxidants are present together, they work extra-hard to protect the body from the physiological stress that causes visible signs of aging

2. Mushrooms can protect your brain as you age.

A long-term study from Spain published in 2021 found that certain foods rich in polyphenols (which include mushrooms, as well as coffee, cocoa, and red wine) may be protective against cognitive decline in older adults. Penn State researchers also found that the antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione may help prevent Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. They recommend eating at least five button mushrooms per day to reduce your risk of neurological illness in the future. Cook the ‘shrooms’ to best preserve their nutritional benefits, either by microwaving or grilling.

3. Mushrooms can lift your mood.

Penn State researchers did some further investigations in 2021 and found that in a sample of almost 25,000 people, those who regularly ate mushrooms had a lower risk for depression. Once again, this may be due to ergothioneine, which may lower the risk of oxidative stress, which in turn reduces symptoms of depression, the authors suggest. They recommend eating button mushrooms, which contain potassium, which may help reduce anxiety.

4. Mushrooms may boost your memory.

Another mental mushroom-related benefit: Researchers at the National University of Singapore found that eating two 3/4 cup servings of cooked mushrooms per week may reduce your odds of mild cognitive decline in a 2019 study.

5. Mushrooms can help your heart’s health.

Mushrooms help recipes taste better in place of salt because they contain glutamate ribonucleotides. Those compounds contribute a savory, umami taste with no ramifications for your blood pressure or heart disease risk. An entire cup of mushrooms has only 5 mg sodium! Mushrooms also make an excellent, satisfying substitute for red meat in any dish, eliminating calories, fat, and cholesterol from the equation.

6. Mushrooms can assist in strengthening your bones.

At the supermarket, grab a package marked “UVB”. How come? “Mushrooms that are grown outside in UV light (as opposed to those grown in the dark) are a good source of vitamin D,” Walsh explains. These UVB-labeled mushrooms have converted a compound called ergosterol directly into vitamin D. This means by eating just 3 ounces of UVB-exposed mushrooms, you’ve met your daily vitamin D requirement and given your bone health a leg up.

7. Mushrooms will help give you energy.

Mushrooms are rich in B vitamins: riboflavin [B2], folate [B9], thiamine [B1], pantothenic acid [B5] and niacin [B3]. These help the body utilize energy from the food we consume and produce red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body.

Data analysis of mushroom transaction

According to the latest data, there are 115,075 containers of mushroom have been traded in the world. Which is in a very steady level of transaction.

The number reflect the needs from every market, mainly in America, South Asia, EU and Africa. US occupied over 30% of global requirement. Followed by Vietnam with a figure of 16%.

Where is the best – quality – mushroom coming from? The data could tell us that fungi China took the largest supply share in the world.

Hebei province, where is called :” Chinese Mushroom Paradise”, featured by excellent quality, good appearance and nutrient content mushrooms. It had made the mushroom industry one of the leading industries of agriculture. The area focuses on “industry enriching” target, used policy-led, technology-support, active and innovative development model, to promote the mushroom industry vigorously. Currently, mushroom production in Hebei reached 180 million tons, the output reached 180,000 tons, there are 1,500 mushroom farmers, more than 40 cooperatives, four production bases and six mushroom production bases had been formed.

Ocean Treasure, a French trading expert operating in China, provides you the Grade A/B Frozen Mushroom Mix from Hebei province. Raw materials’ price is stable, we highly recommend you make decision before Chinese New Year (21st of January). Any other specifications are available!

Frozen Mixed mushroom

Nameko cut (40%), shiitake (40%), oyster mushroom (20%)

10kg bulk carton with transparent bag inside.

1*40fcl load 22.5 ton

ETD: 15-20 days after received prepayment.

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