Nutrition

Discover Nourishment of the Champignons

People like champignons due to their pleasant taste and wide range of usage possibilities, when making pizza, sauce, cooking or baking.

Champignons are a source of beneficial materials even yet undiscovered and unappreciated by many people. In comparison with the widespread multicolour fruits and vegetables, in which nutritional value nobody hesitates, the champignons are wantonly forgotten and left aside.

However, the truth is such that the champignons not only outface, but also surpass certain fruits and vegetables in some amounts of their nourishment. The champignons are rich in such valuable nourishments, as copper, vitamins B – riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid. Furthermore, they contain the antioxidant selenium and the amino acid ergothioneine. The amounts of vitamin D in the white champignons are relatively low, but they are significant for human organisms. One portion of 4-5 champignons contains about 15 IU of vitamin D.

We live in such the geographical latitude, where people lack for sufficient amount of potassium. Meanwhile, one portion of champignons contains about 300 milligrams of potassium. And the most important fact is that one portion of champignons gives barely 20 calories and zero grams of fats.

Natural Antioxidants in Champignons

In the level of fruits and vegetables, the champignons have a lead in amount of selenium contained. In human body, selenium acts as an antioxidant, which protects our cells against affections. The impairment of cells can contribute to the progress of chronic illnesses, such as cancer or heart-diseases. Presently, the long-term researches aimed at more comprehensive ascertainment of the impact of selenium on prevention of the cancer are ongoing.


Ergothioneine is another natural antioxidant found in the champignons. One portion (of 4-5 champignons) contains 3-4 milligrams of ergothioneine.
 

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