Nutrition and DietMushrooms: properties and calories

Mushrooms: properties and calories

Nutritional information of mushrooms and data on the different nutritional values ​​and the content of calories, vitamins, minerals, proteins and carbohydrates provided by edible mushrooms.

Mushrooms are the quintessential fruits of autumn. For this reason, it is useful to discover a little more about its most important properties, virtues, and benefits, since we can find them in the mountains or in the field, and their preparation can be really simple and straightforward.

Of course, as is obvious to suppose, we must be experts in them, or at least discover which ones can be eaten and which ones cannot, since consuming some that are poisonous or toxic can be extremely dangerous for our health.

In these cases, it is best not to risk it, go to a hypermarket and buy some delicious edible mushrooms. In this way, on the one hand we will continue to enjoy its nutritional benefits, and on the other we will not take risks.

And, in fact, it is quite likely that if we ask you about another characteristic food of autumn, chestnuts are another of the foods that comes to mind, specifically and especially for their benefits and most important properties to take into account.

However, another of the quintessential foods of this autumn season in which we find ourselves are mushrooms, which stand out because they have a large number of benefits, from a nutritional point of view.

As we know, mushrooms are the result of the growth of a fungus; living beings that are located between the vegetable and animal kingdoms, but that differ from higher plants in that they do not have chlorophyll.

Nutritional benefits of mushrooms:

They stand out for their richness in proteins of high biological value, and because they have a significant proportion of mineral salts, among which we can highlight phosphorus, iron and potassium, being low in sodium.

They are an excellent source of trace elements, highlighting chlorine, sulfur, boron, manganese and zinc.

Due to this high protein percentage, mushrooms have a digestion very similar to meat, therefore, to help digestion not be heavy, it is recommended that they be consumed with salads, if possible only raw vegetables.

This is possible thanks to the abundant proportion of water and the cellulose or fiber of the vegetables, something that helps to neutralize the acidifying result of the mushrooms.

They also stimulate both brain and nervous activity, and are ideal for cases of anemia, or in weight loss diets.

The most important properties of mushrooms:

Among the benefits of the most prominent mushrooms, we find the following properties or virtues:

  • High content of proteins of biological value.
  • Important proportion of mineral salts: phosphorus, iron and potassium, being low in sodium.
  • Excellent source of trace elements: chlorine, sulfur, boron, manganese and zinc.
  • They stimulate nervous and brain activity.
  • Ideal in weight loss and anemia diets.

How many calories do mushrooms have?

Regarding the caloric intake of mushrooms, the truth is that, in general, they are not only really low-fat foods, but they also provide very small amounts of calories, so that they can be consumed in low-fat diets that pursue the goal of losing weight.

Calories of mushrooms per 100 grams of food

Food Calorie content
(100 gr.)
Armillary 35 kcal
Ticket 25 kcal
Mushroom 15 kcal
Miscall 27 kcal
Chanterelle 23 kcal
Truffle 56 kcal

Nutritional content of mushrooms

Mushrooms are high in water content, hence low in calories. Despite this, with a good source of vegetable proteins with an interesting supply of minerals, such as potassium and phosphorus. Below we include some tables with the nutritional value in detail of the most common varieties of mushrooms.

Armillary nutritional values

Calories 37 kcal.
Protein 1.6 g
Carbohydrates 6 g
Total fat 0.8 g
Fiber 2 g
Vitamins Minerals
Vitamin C 5 mg. Potassium 440 mg.
Calcium 8 mg.
Magnesium 12 mg.
Iron 0.9 mg.

Nutritional values ​​of boleto or boletus

Calories 25 kcal.
Protein 1.7 g
Carbohydrates 3.7 g
Total fat 0.4 g.
Fiber 2 g.
Vitamins Minerals
Vitamin C 8 mg. Potassium 190 mg.
Calcium 25 mg.
Magnesium 6 mg.
Iron 1.3 mg.

Mushroom nutritional values

Calories 15 kcal.
Protein 2.7 g
Carbohydrates 0.3g
Total fat 0.3 g.
Fiber 2 g.
Vitamins Minerals
Vitamin C 4 mg. Potassium 418 mg.
Vitamin B1 0.10 mg. Calcium 10 mg.
Vitamin B2 0.45 mg. Magnesium 12 mg.
Vitamin B3 4.7 mg. Iron 1.1 mg.
Vitamin B6 0.06 mg. Sodium 12 mg.
Vitamin A 0.10 mg. Match 120 mg.

Nutritional values ​​of the chanterelle or rovellón

Calories 28 kcal.
Protein 1.9 g
Carbohydrates 3.2 g
Total fat 0.5 g.
Fiber 3 g.
Vitamins Minerals
Vitamin C 6 mg. Potassium 310 mg.
Vitamin B1 0.10 mg. Calcium 6 mg.
Vitamin B2 0.06 mg. Magnesium 8 mg.
Vitamin D 3.1 mg. Iron 1.3 mg.
Sodium 6 mg.
Match 74 mg.

Nutritional values ​​of chanterelle

Calories 23 kcal.
Protein 1.5 g
Carbohydrates 3 g
Total fat 0.5 g.
Fiber 3 g.
Vitamins Minerals
Vitamin C 6 mg. Potassium 440 mg.
Vitamin B1 0.02 mg. Calcium 5 mg.
Vitamin B2 0.23 mg. Magnesium 14 mg.
Vitamin B3 6.5 mg. Iron 6.5 mg.
Vitamin E 0.1 mg. Sodium 3 mg.
Match 44 mg.

Nutritional values ​​of truffles

Calories 55 kcal.
Protein 5.5 g
Carbohydrates 7.4 g
Total fat 0.5 g.
Fiber 16 g.
Vitamins Minerals
Vitamin C 2 mg. Potassium 526 mg.
Calcium 24 mg.
Magnesium 24 mg.
Iron 3.5 mg.
Sodium 77 mg.
Match 62 mg.

 

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