We’re big lovers of mushrooms and use them in many of our dishes on our menu and there are so many different varieties!
They contain protein, fat, carbohydrate, fibre, potassium and folate. An 80g serving of mushrooms counts as one of your five-a-day.
They have many health benefits too.
Source of vitamin D
Living in the UK means we could all do with some more vitamin D, especially when there is little sunshine in the autumn and winter months. Mushrooms are a great food to include in your diet for extra vitamin D.
Thanks to their therapeutic properties, mushrooms may help lower cholesterol. It is also thought that nutrients in them could help prevent cells from sticking to blood vessel walls.
Good for the gut
Mushrooms contain compounds such as beta glucan, which act as prebiotics, making them good for the gut as well.
Eat mushrooms safely
There are lots of varieties of mushrooms that are unfortunately not safe for human consumption, which is why we wouldn’t recommend going foraging for them on your own. Always take a certified expert with you, or buy them from a trusted supermarket or farm shop.