- Mushrooms are an excellent source of B vitamins, selenium, and potassium. These important vitamins and minerals help to break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
- Mushrooms protect cells from damage that might lead to heart disease and high blood pressure.
- Mushrooms are one of the lone plant sources of vitamin D, a vitamin that contributes to bone health, building your immune system, and regulating cell growth.
- Mushrooms are a low calorie food because they are made up of 90% water. They are also fat-free, cholesterol-free, low in sodium, and full of fiber.
Source: Compass Group, June 2012 Superfood