Do Mushrooms Have Nutritional Value?

Do mushrooms have any nutritional value?

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Besides adding a wonderful earthy taste and meaty texture to foods, mushrooms also contain essential nutrients. Mushrooms' nutritional value proves to have many health benefits. They are a great source of phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and selenium, nutrients often lacking in our highly processed-food diets. In addition, mushrooms contain virtually no fat or cholesterol. Naturally low in sodium, mushrooms are also a good source of fiber.

One word of caution: Some varieties of mushrooms are toxic, so if you're fond of foraging in the woods for your supper, make sure you know which mushrooms are safe to eat. If you do your hunting and gathering in the supermarket, there is no need to worry.
 

by Lynn Grieger

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