Monday, July 11, 2016

Fun Mushroom Facts

Fun Mushroom Facts:

  • Mushrooms contain more protein than most vegetables.
  • Mushrooms are one of the few natural sources of vitamin D, which is essential for healthy bones and health.
  • Mushrooms contain more potassium than most other fruit and vegetables: one medium brown mushroom contains more potassium than a banana.

  • Mushrooms are one of the richest, natural sources of selenium, an essential mineral which strengthens the immune system and may help reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic illness.
  • Mushrooms are an excellent source of copper, a mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells and for other important functions.
  • Mushrooms are unique for their Unami content, meaning a "savory" or "meaty" taste
  • Mushrooms deliver the antioxidants selenimus & ergothioneine, which help maintain a healthy immune system.
  • Mushrooms provide B vitamins, which help provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
  • During the Dinosaur Age, mushrooms could grow big as trees.
  • Ancient Egyptians thought mushrooms were magic because of the way they appeared overnight.
  • Nearly six out of every ten people have consumed mushrooms in the past week.
  • Mushrooms are found on every continent in the world and therefore used in almost every cuisine.
  • Kennett Square, PA is considered the mushroom capital of the world because they produce more mushrooms than any other area of the world.
There is always [mush-room] for mushrooms on your plate!

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