Mushrooms contain the following vitamins and minerals that “does a body good.”
A mineral that works as an antioxidant to protect body cells from damage that might lead to some cancers and other diseases of aging5. It also has been found to be important for the immune system6. Mushrooms are among the richest sources of selenium in the produce aisle and provide 8-22 mcg per serving1.
A naturally occurring antioxidant that also may help protect the body’s cells. Mushrooms provide 2.8-4.9 mg of ergothioneine per serving of white, Portabella or crimini mushrooms7.
Pantothenic acid (B5)
Helps with the production of hormones and also plays an important role in the nervous system5. B vitamins help aid in digestion by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates so they can be used for energy1,5.
Promotes healthy skin and makes sure the digestive and nervous systems function properly5. Mushrooms are one of the best plant-based sources of niacin around1,2.