Benefits of mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) and information on the different nutritional properties provided by these delicious mushrooms, rich in protein.

When we inquire a bit about the different benefits that mushrooms provide, we realize that they are foods that stand out nutritionally for their very high protein content of high biological value, which means that they provide all the essential amino acids.

But their different nutritional qualities do not end here: they are rich in trace elements and minerals, especially the presence of iron, potassium and phosphorus. They also provide vitamins, especially B and C complex vitamins.

Of course, before considering the possibility of picking mushrooms, we must be sure that the mushrooms that we are going to collect from the field are edible, since while some mushrooms can be eaten, others can be very toxic.

In relation to mushrooms in general, there is no doubt that their season is during the autumn and winter months, as long as the necessary conditions for their birth have been met (humidity, abundant rain and therefore fertile soil).

However, it is also true that nowadays it is possible to find certain varieties of mushrooms practically all year round in markets and supermarkets; an example is the popular mushrooms.

Nutritional properties of mushrooms:

The mushrooms stand out as being one of the most popular mushrooms, and ultimately more consumed in many houses not only Spain, but also from other countries.

In the case of the common mushroom (also known by the name of the Paris mushroom), it is characterized by having a round hat slightly flattened at the top, pink to dark brown in color.

Regarding the properties of mushrooms, there is no doubt that from a nutritional point of view they stand out for their very high content of good quality protein and water (it contains about 95% water).

They are surprising for their very low content in fat, carbohydrates and therefore in calories. In addition, they provide a large amount of minerals (iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, selenium, sodium and calcium) and minerals (B complex vitamins and vitamin E).

Calories 27.47 kcal
Protein 3.81 g
Carbohydrates 0.30 g
Total fat 0.85 g
Vitamins Minerals
Vitamin B1 0.06 mg Match 97 mg
Vitamin B2 0.25 mg Magnesium 13.60 mg
Vitamin B3 4.11 mg Potassium 255 mg
Vitamin B6 0.08 mg Zinc 0.38 mg
Vitamin B9 15.50 µg Iodine 8.85 µg
Vitamin C 2.85 mg Selenium 7.90 µg
Vitamin E 0.13 µg Sodium 163.45 mg

Benefits of mushrooms:

Mushrooms, like most edible mushrooms, are nutritionally characterized by having a large amount of water, protein, minerals and vitamins, and a low fat and calorie content.

For this reason, they are suitable within balanced, healthy and low-fat diets, thanks to the fact that their nutritional contribution is extremely interesting to provide our body with the different essential nutrients it needs.

It helps a correct hydration of our organism thanks precisely to its water content. In addition, it provides B complex vitamins, necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system, the immune system, the regeneration of tissues, visual health and for the transformation of energy, among others.

They stimulate both brain and nervous activity, while due to their iron content, their consumption is interesting in case of iron deficiency anemia.


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