Wonderful White Button Mushrooms/ Cremini
Do you breeze by them in the supermarket, opting perhaps for sexier wild mushrooms?.. Do you suspect that these tasty but oh-so familiar button mushrooms aren’t very valuable?..
Well, think again!
With sooo many benefits, it’s not surprising that the ordinary button mushroom is one of the most commonly grown mushrooms throughout the world. It's eaten by the masses every day. And with a little culinary flair, it's anything but boring.
These little powerhouses are super loaded with nutrients, including having more copper, potassium, protein and selenium than the sexy oyster or shiitake mushrooms. They’re also a good source of phosphorus, zinc, niacin and pantothenic acid.
Extracts from creminis can reduce hormonal imbalances, prevent hormone-dependent types of cancer, especially breast cancer. A benefit of cremini mushroom nutrition is the high source of conjugated linolenic acid, which is a type of fatty acid that controls the production of estrogen and can stop cancerous tumor growth in some instances by blocking certain enzymes’ effects. All good eh…
Porcinis, portabellas and morels are also loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, so include these mushrooms in your recipes too.