Mushrooms-Medicinal and Nutritional Importance

Mushrooms are a type of fungi and are edible with high nutritional values. Today mushrooms are a most familiar in all kitchens. But in Kerala the conception of mushroom comparatively less than other states due to the lack awareness about the nutritional value of this fungi. Mushrooms are rich with protein, it has lot of medicinal and nutritional values, and people should add the mushroom dishes in your diet.

Nutritional importance of mushrooms

Mushrooms-Medicinal and Nutritional Importance
Mushrooms have high nutritional values. Mushrooms are a type of fungi and are rich source of protein. There are more than 6000 species of mushrooms but very less species are suitable for food. Some species are poisonous. Today mushrooms available in market, the rate is slightly high compare with vegetables but the nutritional values of mushrooms higher than vegetables. Today mushrooms are cultivating at mushroom farms which are present at all over the country. Mushrooms are rich source of fiber and contain iron, vitamins, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, biotin, ascorbic acid, cobalamins, and the minerals potassium and phosphorus etc because of these are comfortable for the patients with heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Eating mushroom dishes instead of snacks is mush better for your health.

Medicinal value of Mushrooms

Mushrooms have lot of medicinal values because it contains fewer carbohydrates and rich of sodium, zinc, irons and potassium due to these mushrooms are comfortable for the peoples with high blood sugar, hypertension, and heat disease. The medicinal value of mushrooms are very high which contains immune system restricts the growth of tumor and helping the body to eliminating cancer and pathogens. According to research the components in certain species of mushrooms should restrict the tumor growth but the required dosage and effects on human did not finding yet. In scientific research finding that mushrooms are producing some secretions like antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal chemical substances these are helping them to survive in wild atmosphere, from this believes the scientist points out that the mushrooms have antiviral features and working against the activities of virus caused polio, hepatitis B, HIV, influenza and other viruses.

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