Mushrooms are a treasure trove of nutrients. They are one of the few good sources of vitamin B12 – very important for vegetarians and vegans. In addition, mushrooms are rich in potassium and phosphorous as well as protein and fiber. They are also exceptionally low in calories.
Some research shows that the phytochemicals lentinan and canthaxanthin in shiitake mushrooms can help to prevent cancer.
Calories in Mushrooms:
4 oz/100g = 13 calories