It turns out that mushrooms full of vitamins and minerals and an 80g serving, around 14 baby button mushrooms, four large closed cup mushrooms or one large flat mushroom, counts towards the 5-a-day target.
So don’t over look these funny little fungi. They are a natural source of B vitamins and minerals, as well as being a natural source of selenium which is part of the body’s antioxidant defence system. They are naturally low in calories and fat and a good source of both of vitamin B5, which works in the body to help release energy from the food we eat, and folic acid.
Mushrooms are one of the highest antioxidant foods in the world, in the same league as the red pepper and spinach, AND they are extremely rich in protein, so are a great alternative protein source for vegetarians.
They’re also carb-free and therefor low (or no) GI.
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