LOCAL MUSHROOMS

FIVE DELICIOUS EDIBLE MUSHROOMS FOUND IN INDIA

Published By Moushumi Mahanta | 21 Jun, 2024
There are over 2000 mushroom varieties worldwide, and only a handful are considered edible.
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India is also home to a diverse array of mushroom varieties.
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Let’s delve into some local mushrooms and their health benefits:
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Oyster Mushroom

These mushrooms boast a nutrient-rich profile including zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, folic acid, niacin, and vitamins B-1 and B-2.
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Lingzhi Mushroom

The lingzhi mushroom, also called reishi, is known for its protein content and is rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and iron.
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White Button Mushroom

These are widely consumed and are rich in nutrients such as niacin and selenium, known for aiding weight loss and preventing breast cancer.
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Shiitake Mushroom

Shiitake mushrooms are valued for their medicinal properties, containing eritadenine which helps reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.
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Porcini Mushroom

This mushroom, resembling meat in texture, contains ergosterol, which aids in combating infectious diseases.
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