Monday, October 20, 2008

Mushrooms: The Underestimated Super Food

"Mushrooms are low in carbohydrates, calories, and sodium and are cholesterol and fat free. High in fiber and protein, mushrooms are also rich in B vitamins to help maintain a healthy metabolism."

Ok. I'm the last person to want to disparage anyone sharing information about the health benefits of fungi, but I take exception to the error in this statement. Mushrooms contain fat. As much as 5% by dry weight. This is important because of the benefits of the vitamins to be found in this fat, which the article goes on to state are present nonetheless. I'm talking Vitamin D...
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