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Mushrooms: Nutrition

Whether you like classic white button or the hearty portabella, mushrooms add a boost of savory, earthy flavor to any meal. If you’re vegan, vegetarian or just enjoying a meatless Monday, they can add a plant-based meat alternative to your plate.

Mushrooms are classified as a vegetable but actually, belong to the fungi kingdom – making them an exception to the rule that equates dark colors with nutrient density. Though most mushrooms are pale or white in color, some of their health benefits rival those of their bright orange and red counterparts. Not to mention they are a good source of selenium, a mineral which supports good brain health and immunity.

Just look for plump, firm mushrooms and keep them in your fridge in the porous container they come in or a paper bag.

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