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Although we’ve discussed the benefits of eating more mushrooms on the blog and in the film Fantastic Fungi, a new study was recently published showing in-depth some of the nutrients that mushrooms can add when incorporated into the average diet. When looking at mushrooms nutrition facts, you will see what they provide from consuming them. What you do not see is how they help your body take in more nutrients and vitamins from the other food you are also eating! Here’s what you need to know.
According to an article on news-medical.net, the study was published in Food & Nutrition Research, and “examined the addition of mushrooms to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Patterns resulting in the increase of several micronutrients including shortfall nutrients while having a minimal to zero impact on overall calories, sodium or saturated fat.”
The nutrients gained by adding even a small amount of mushrooms into your diet, according to the study, included Vitamin-D, potassium, copper, and riboflavin, as well as other B vitamins.
The results of this study, conducted between 2015-2020, pointed to similar nutritional benefits as a study conducted between 2011 and 2016, helping add increased credibility to the idea that mushrooms in the diet help promote more balanced nutrition. Pay close attention to mushrooms nutrition facts the next time you enjoy nature’s most powerful superfood!
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