The Nutritional Value of Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake mushroom is high protein and low fat, rich in polysaccharides, amino acids and vitamins. Since ancient times, it has been known as “mushroom Queen”. Shiitake mushroom has delicious taste, good nutrition, medical effect and it suitable for both the old and young, so it’s much favored by people.
In recent years, nutritionists have studied shiitake mushrooms and found that it has the following nutrition and health functions.
Shiitake mushroom contains Piper, choline, tyrosine, oxidase and some nucleic acid substances, which can play a role in lowering cholesterol and lowering blood pressure.
Shiitake mushroom has a common vegetable lack of wheat sterol, which can be converted into vitamin D after the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, which can promote the absorption of calcium in the body and play an important role in enhancing the ability of human body to resist disease.
Shiitake mushroom contains mushroom ribonucleic acid, which can stimulate the human body to produce more interferon, and interferon can eliminate the virus in the human body, so it is certainly helpful to eat more letinous edodes(shiitake mushroom) for the prevention of cold and other diseases.
Shiitake mushroom contains B, a glucose octanoic acid, it can strengthen the body’s anti-cancer effect and inhibit the growth of tumor cells. Therefore, cancer patients during the treatment period, eat more shiitake mushroom has some advantages, while normal people eat shiitake mushroom can also play a role in cancer prevention.
Shiitake mushroom is rich in minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium. Therefore, it has better health care function for people who have high serum cholesterol, high blood fat, liver weakness and poor appetite.
The eritadenine and butyric acid containing in dried shiitake can reduce blood fat. The adenine has the effect of preventing liver cirrhosis. Besides, two kinds of glycosides have strong anti-cancer effect. After clinical trials, cancer patients can obviously enhance their anticancer ability by using this substance. Shiitake mushroom is internationally known as the “nuclear weapon” for cancer prevention. According to the data, a person who eats 50 grams of fresh shiitake mushroom every day can inhibit the development of cancer cells or avoid metastasis after surgery.
In a word, Shiitake mushroom has the efficacy of regulating metabolism of human body, helping digestion, reducing blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, preventing liver cirrhosis, eliminating gallstones, treating qi deficiency, acne rash and vitamin D deficiency and so on.
Shiitake mushroom is suitable for halogen, stir, stir fry, stew, cook, fry, and so many kinds of cooking.It can be used as a main material as well as a variety of ingredients, and can also be used for making stuffing. Sometimes it also has the function of color matching, which is worthy of being eaten as a treasure.