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Mushrooms

Since ancient times, mushrooms have been regarded as the ‘Food of the Gods’. The Pharaohs of ancient Egypt believed they had magical powers, while the Chinese used them for their health giving properties. Mushrooms have always had an association with the supernatural, particularly in Ireland where folk tales of Fairy rings and circles of mushrooms arose from their appearance in woods and fields overnight.

 

Health Benefits
  • Naturally fat free
  • Naturally low in calories
  • Naturally high in fibre
  • A high protein food as 57% of its calories come from proteinwhich contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones.
  • A source of potassium
  • High in selenium which contributes to maintenance of normal hair and nails.
  • A source of vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
  • A source of vitamin B3 (niacin)
  • A source of folate which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
  • High in vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • High in Biotin

 

Nutritional Information
    Per 100g (Raw)  
Calories   7 Kcal  
Protein    1g  
Carbohydrate   0.3g  
Fat   0.2g  
Fibre   1.2g (NSP)  

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