Mushrooms are bursting with health-promoting compounds!
Shiitake, maitake, oyster and other wild mushrooms contain lentinan, which has been shown to have antitumor and immune boosting properties. Include them more often in salads, soups, or stir-frys.
Five white mushrooms supply nearly 25% of our daily need for riboflavin, the same amount as in an eight ounce glass of milk.
A single portabella mushroom cap provides almost half the riboflavin we need plus 25% of our daily need for niacin.
Mushrooms are also rich in potassium. In fact, five white mushrooms have as much potassium as a small banana or orange Make an effort to add them to your diet!
- 1 pound assorted. mushrooms (such as crimini, portabella, shiitake, oyster)
- 1 1/2 tbs olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 tsp chopped garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- Trim mushroom ends and slice (about 5 to 6 cups).
- In a large skillet, heat oil. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, about 3 minutes.
- Add garlic, salt, pepper and prepared mushrooms (except oysters); cook and stir until lightly browned and moisture evaporates, about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Add oyster mushrooms; cook until barely softened, about 1 minute.