Today and near future, the mushrooms curative powers are being seriously studied, not only in japan and china, but also throughout the world. every year researchers isolate 10 additional antibiotics from mushrooms. This is because mushrooms must compete against bacteria, and they are equipped with biological weapons to survive in that environment. After all penicillin was derived from a fungus. Mushrooms are also reportedly effective in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, and reducing the clotting tendency of blood.
Mushrooms are 90 percent water but are also packed with vitamins and minerals. Mushroom contains:
Their vitamin content may include:
- Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- panthotenic acid
- folic acid
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
Among the most popular edible mushrooms are shitake, reishi, and maitake. The shitake, commonly served in Japanese and Chinese restaurants, is reputedly an immune system booster and in used int the treatment of AIDS. It reportedly has antihistamine properties and found to be useful in the treatment of stomach ulcers. reishi is linked to to ginseng which is considered to be a longevity herb, it also helps healing insomia, nervousness and forgetfulness. maitake mushrooms is an especially potent immune system booster. It actually lowers blood sugar levels, helping diabetics stay healthy.
The mushroom is turning to from fungus to famous.
Here are some list of edible mushrooms that you can buy on supermarket:
Type = Taste = How to use it
Shitake =Intense smoky =In strongly flavored dishes, such as Oriental stews and stir fries.
Oyster =Subtle flavor =In pies and risottos
Lion's Mane =Mild flavor, meaty center = Fried or in sauces, casseroles and stews
Field=Delicate and mild=Grilled, fried, baked, or stuffed
Chanterelle=Succulent wood sented=Good with egg, pasta, chicken, and fish dishes
Cep or porcini=Meaty texture, very flavorsome =In risottos, pasta, stews