Saturday, June 29, 2013

10 Mind Blowing Facts about Mushrooms

Facts about mushrooms
Many people love mushrooms and have been loving them since the times of Cave Man. In 1991, Iceman discovered mushrooms in the Italian Alps, and he was holding dried mushrooms and thought about them to be died 5000 years ago.
These mushrooms are full of healthy nutrients, whether they are baby buttons, oyster mushrooms or big portabellas. Given below are some mind blowing facts about mushrooms.
  • Mushrooms are neither plants nor animals but a type of fungus.
  • Mushrooms of 100g have more nutritional fibres than a whole-wheat slice bread or celery.
  • Mushrooms contain more proteins than the majority vegetables.
  • The growing of mushrooms overnight, Ancient Egyptians supposed that they grew magical.
  • Mushrooms have vitamin D that is necessary for healthy teeth and bones.
Facts about mushrooms
  • Mushrooms also supply B-vitamins, which include Thiamin, Ribofloxin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, Folate. Thiamin is B-vitamin controls the energy which is released from carbohydrates, required for the usual functioning of the nervous system and brain. Another B-vitamin Ribofloxin balances the healthy red blood cells as well as promotes healthy skin and good vision. Niacin is also B-vitamin keeps the nervous system and digestion system of the body in proper shape by controlling the energy release from fat, carbohydrates and proteins. B-vitamin Pathothenic acid provides help in producing hormones. Biotin is vital for the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins and last one B-vitamin is Folate, which is also called Folic acid that is necessary for the formation of white and red blood cells in bone marrow, also particularly essential for pregnant women.
  • Vitamins in vegetables are lost when these are cooked in boiling water while mushrooms retain their vitamins when these are cooked.
  • Mushrooms almost include no salt.
  • Mushrooms have more sources of potassium than other vegetables and fruits such as one brown mushroom in a medium have more potassium as compare to banana.
  • You should be careful of wild mushrooms because most of them are poisonous as well as life-threatening and buy mushrooms from famous grocer or grower instead of hunting them yourself.

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