Long considered a superfood source with amazing taste and powerful nutrition, mushrooms are the perfect addition to your favorite dish. They provide many of the same nutritional benefits as vegetables, as well as attributes commonly found in meat, beans, and grains. The mighty mushroom is packed with more than 12 vitamins and minerals, up to 4.9mg of the antioxidant ergothioneine, and is a good source of three different B vitamins.
Mushrooms naturally contain 3X the amount of vitamin D in fortified milk, have more selenium than any other fruit or vegetable, and some have as much potassium as a tomato. (mushroomcouncil.com)
Existing research evidence and long-term studies on the nutrients in mushrooms and how they may help with disease prevention is just beginning reveal their power and potential influence on the human diet.
Their ability to absorb flavor and elevate the taste of any dish, combined with their remarkable nutritional value, give mushrooms the superfood title.