Shiitake mushrooms have already won their place at the table of many Portuguese people. This food has gained popularity in Western cuisine, thanks to the numerous benefits associated with it.
These mushrooms, also known as Lentinula Edodes, have been part of the daily life of Asian countries for over a thousand years. In addition to being used when preparing meals, Shiitake mushrooms are also important in traditional oriental medicine.
Nowadays, Shiitake mushrooms are the second most consumed species in the world. In Portugal, this food is also becoming more and more popular.
Growing concern about health and demand for organic and natural products has given Shiitake mushrooms more prominence. These mushrooms are the perfect complement to a healthy meal.
In addition to having immense water – which makes them extremely filling and low in calories – Shiitake mushrooms have several associated benefits.
Several studies have been carried out over the last years so as to understand the medicinal and healing properties of these mushrooms. It has been scientifically proven that eating this species helps increase the average life expectancy!
Shiitake mushrooms are an excellent source of iron, protein, and dietary fibre. They are also rich in folic acid, selenium, vitamin B-complex and vitamin C-complex, and magnesium. No wonder the Shiitake mushroom is one of the symbols of longevity in Eastern countries!
The various studies have resulted in a list of the various benefits of Shiitake mushrooms on health. Some of these advantages are:
In addition to these benefits, Shiitake mushrooms are also the perfect complement to your diet. This food is made up of more than 90% water. About 100g of fresh mushrooms is equivalent to only 14 kcal!
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