5 Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Whatever your favourite - crimini, enoki, oyster, portobello, shiitake or white button - all mushrooms are loaded with essential nutrients

crimini mushrooms

Eat your antioxidants

When it comes to antioxidants-the substances that help fight free radicals that are the result of oxidation in our body-we’re more likely to think of colourful vegetables than neutral-hued mushrooms. But a study at Penn State university showed that the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC)-a measure of a food’s total antioxidants-of crimini and portobello mushrooms were about the same as for red peppers.

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Mushroom and Chive Soup

This delightful and refreshing vegetarian soup with mushrooms and chives is a wonderful starter for a special dinner or a festive lunch.