Benefits of Mushroom
The stem of Shimeji is long and the cap is tiny. Since they contain betaglucans, they help fight against cancer cells. They help in diabetes, asthma, allergies by building immunity. Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable source of this critical vitamin. Like humans, mushrooms produce vitamin D when in sunlight. Exposing them to high levels of ultraviolet B just before going to market converts more of the plant sterol ergosterol into the socalled sunshine vitamin. In the U.S., portobellos fortified with vitamin D are already being sold, with a threeounce (85gram) serving providing about 400 IU of vitamin D (Osteoporosis Canada recommends that adults under 50 get 400 to 1,000 IU daily). William Stevens, CEO of the trade organization Mushrooms Canada, says, andA couple of Canadian producers are already testing this procedure.andHe adds that andhigh Dandor andsunshineandmushrooms should be in stores here in about six months or so.