Mushrooms

 

Naturally boost your brain’s fitness with this super fun guy (fungi). Mushrooms are rich in niacin (vitamin B3) and contain the essential mineral copper to keep you thinking all day long.

What nutrients in mushrooms boost mood?
  • Niacin (vitamin B3)
  • Biotin (vitamin B7)
  • Vitamin D
  • Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
  • Copper
  • Folate (vitamin B9)

 

*When eaten as part of a healthy varied diet.

How To Store And Prepare

Store
  • Container
  • Fridge

Top Tip: Want to boost your mood with some added vitamin D? If you place mushrooms (gills up) in the sun for around 15 minutes, their vitamin D content increases.

Prep
  • Slice
  • Fry
  • Grill
  • BBQ

Top Tip: Pop mushrooms on the BBQ for a veggie alternative to meat.

When Are They In Season?

Mushrooms are in season all year-round.

 

How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

3 mushrooms (of the most common ‘cup’ variety) count as 1 serve of vegetables.

Did you know?

Although we eat and treat mushrooms as a vegetable, they are actually a type of fungi!

Nutrition Information Panel

The nutrition facts for three cup mushrooms raw (100g) are:

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How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

3 mushrooms (of the most common ‘cup’ variety) count as 1 serve of vegetables.

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