Mushrooms (250g) are brimming with vital nutrients. They contain more dietary fibre than celery and more protein than most vegetables. Mushrooms are low in kilojoules. They are one of the few natural sources of vitamin D, which is essential for healthy bones and teeth. Although vitamins are also found in many vegetables, they are lost when cooked in boiling water. As mushrooms are rarely prepared with boiling water, they retain their valuable vitamin content when cooked. Their stems are a good source of flavour and nutrients. There is no need to remove them. On the occasions that you do need to remove the stem, chop it and add to stuffings, casseroles, soups and sauces. Mushrooms are best stored in a paper bag unwashed and in the refrigerator.
Cook them on the barbecue, use in a stir fry, stuff them, add to an omelette, soups or casseroles.
Mushrooms are a rich supply of a huge variety of minerals, iron and B group vitamins.
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