Mushrooms: benefits and properties

When we inquire a little about the different benefits that mushrooms bring, we realize that they are foods that stand out nutritionally because of their high content of proteins of high biological value, which means that they provide all the essential amino acids.

But their different nutritional qualities do not end here: they are rich in trace elements and minerals, highlighting above all the presence of iron, potassium and phosphorus. They also provide vitamins, especially vitamins B and C complex.

Of course, before considering the possibility of picking mushrooms, we must be sure that the mushrooms we are going to pick up from the field are edible, since while some mushrooms can be eaten, others can become very toxic.

In relation to mushrooms in general, there is no doubt that their season is during the months of autumn and winter, provided they have given the necessary conditions for their birth (moisture, abundant rain and therefore fertile soil).

However, it is also true that at present it is possible to find certain varieties of mushrooms practically all year round in markets and supermarkets; an example are the popular mushrooms.

Nutritional properties of mushrooms

The mushrooms They stand out for being one of the most popular mushrooms, and in short more consumed in many houses not only in Spain, but also in other countries.

In the case of the common mushroom (also known by the name of mushroom of Paris) is characterized by a round hat and slightly flattened on the upper part, from pink to dark brown.

Regarding the properties of mushrooms, there is no doubt that from a nutritional point of view they stand out for their high content of good quality proteins and water (it contains about 95% water).

They surprise by their very low content in fats, carbohydrates and therefore in calories. In addition, they provide a large amount of minerals (iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, selenium, sodium and calcium) and minerals (B vitamins, and vitamin E).


27.47 kcal


3.81 g


0.30 g

Total fat

0.85 g



Vitamin B1

0.06 mg


97 mg

Vitamin B2

0,25 mg


13.60 mg

Vitamin B3

4.11 mg


255 mg

Vitamin B6

0.08 mg


0.38 mg

Vitamin B9

15.50 μg


8.85 μg

Vitamin C

2.85 mg


7.90 μg

Vitamin E

0.13 μg


163.45 mg

Benefits of mushrooms

Mushrooms, like most edible mushrooms, are nutritionally characterized by having a large amount of water, protein, minerals and vitamins, and a low content of fat and calories.

Therefore, they are suitable within balanced diets, healthy and low in fat, thanks to their nutritional contribution is extremely interesting to provide our body with the different essential nutrients you need.

It helps to correct hydration of our body thanks precisely to its water content. In addition, it provides vitamins of the B complex, necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system, the immune system, the regeneration of tissues, visual health and for the transformation of energy, among others.

They stimulate both brain and nervous activity, while its iron content is interesting in case of iron deficiency anemia.

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