For informational purposes only, consult a health professional for medical problems. Warning: Mushrooms can interact with some over-the-counter and prescription drugs; check with your health care provider.
Mushrooms are low in carbohydrates, calories and sodium and are cholesterol and fat free! They are high in riboflavin and contain as much fiber as 1 medium tomato. They are also a good source of niacin, pantothenate and copper.
Pleurotus Ostreatus) is a fleshy, gilled mushroom growing in shelf-like fashion on wood that is a good food and promising medicinal. Protein quality is nearly equal to animal derived protein. Low fat content is mostly of the good unsaturated kind. Also contained are carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins B1, B2, plus minerals, especially iron and an antioxident.
(Agaricus Bisporus) are the same mushroom, the portabello being left to grow longer and larger. These mushrooms contain a variety of B complex vitamins, are an excellent source of riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin, are a very good source of thiamine, vitamin B6 and a good source of folate. Selenium, lysine, protein, zinc, copper , manganese and iron are more benefits of eating this mushroom.
(Cantharellus Cibarius) contain protein, vitamin D and vitamin B, including riboflavin, niacin and thiamine. Minerals include potassium, copper and selenium.
(Morchella Elata) contain protein, vitamin D and vitamin B, including riboflavin, niacin and thiamine. Minerals include potassium, copper and selenium.
(Boletus Edulis) contain niacin, potassium, selenium and protein.
They contain Vitamin B, C, D and iron.
Why all the good news about reishi? They contain multiple ingredients including: polysaccharides and trierpenes. Polysaccarides are comoplex carbohydrates made up of chains of sugars. These sugars stabilize blood pressue and blood sugar and have an effect on free radicals.