Nutritional values

The mushroom should have to be one of the most important elements of the everyday diet. Based on its nutritional values it can compete with other frequently consumed vegetables and fruits.

One portion (100 g) of button mushroom practically doesn’t contain fat (0 g), its content of carbohydrate is negligible (3 g), it has low glycemic index (GI 2), it is low in calories (15 kcal) and high fiber content (1g) and it is very rich in micronutrients. Here are some basic materials which are available in button mushroom: all B vitamins, vitamin D, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C, iron, phosphorus, zinc, potassium, copper, selenium, manganese.

One advantage of the button mushrooms are rich in nutrients and they can be included in diabetics diet unlimitedly, they help to control glycemic level. For dieters the low energy content could be useful. Speaking about button mushroom we can say that its macronutrient content is medium but it accumulates significant amounts of potassium (46 to 49,000 mg /kg). Its phosphorus content is also noteworthy, one kilogram of fresh button mushroom contains about 10,300 milligrams! Since these two items occur in large quantities and sodium is low, its consumption is recommended for all ages. The microelements (iron, zinc, manganese, boron) in cultivated button mushroom occur in small quantities, as these elements can be found in small amounts int he compost. Consuming 100 grams of button mushrooms cover half of an adult’s daily consumption of selenium.

Mushrooms contain the following elements in large quantities:

  • vitamin B for healthy skin.
  • Phosphorus for teeth and bone health.
  • Potassium for maintain normal blood pressure.
  • Iron for healthy blood.
  • Selenium is one of the most important antioxidants.

The most important nutritional values of button mushroom:

Component Quantity (in 100g) Daily needs – RDA (%)
Calorie 25 kJ 1%
Fat 0 g
Cholesterin 0 g
Carbohydrat 3 g 1%
Protein 3 g 0%
Fiber 1 g 4%
vitamin C 1,5 mg 2%
vitamin D 0,45 µg 4%
vitamin B1 0,1 mg 4%
vitamin B 0,4 mg 25%
vitamin B3 3,6 mg 20%
vitamin B5 2 mg 20%
vitamin B6 0,1 mg 4%
Folic acid 16 µg 6%
Calcium 6 mg 2%
Sodium 4 mg 0%
Iron 0,5 mg 3%
Phosporus 86 mg 9%
Potassium 9 mg 2%
Selenium 9,3 µg 13%
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