MOREL MUSHROOM HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in MUSHROOMS HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

NAME                              : MOREL MUSHROOM

SCIENTIFIC NAME     :MORCHELLA SPP.

Health Benefits:

It possesses Vitamin D and Vitamin B like other mushrooms. They are rich in nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber and minerals such as iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and potassium. It possesses an antiviral, antioxidant, immunoregulatory and anti-tumour growth activity that helps to prevent the body from various health ailments.

Iron deficiency

The anemia is caused due to the low level of hemoglobin and red blood cells due to which low level of oxygen reach to the cells. It leads to low energy levels, poor immunity and brain function. WHO has estimated that about half of the 1.62 billion anemia cases are caused due to the low level of iron and other are caused due to the genetic factors.

Cognitive health

Iron is essential for the brain function as it plays a vital role in carrying oxygen to the brain because 20 percent of oxygen is used by the brain in the body. The deficiency of iron can affect the mental functions and memory as well. The child with iron deficiency may cause cognitive abnormalities and psychomotor that makes them difficult for learning.

Treat Arthritis

Copper provides anti-inflammatory activities that relieve stiffness and pain that are related with arthritis. It assist the muscular strength, repair connective tissue and lowers joint pain. There is a belief that the copper bracelets could reduce the painful symptoms of arthritis so the arthritis patients wear bracelets made of copper.

Thyroid health

Potassium, zinc, calcium and copper are essential for the proper functioning of thyroid activity and also prevent hyperthyroidism. The absence of one of these minerals can lead a person to suffer the thyroid. It leads to weight gain or loss, fatigue, appetite, change in body temperature etc.

Bone health

Vitamin D plays a vital role in the absorption of calcium which is essential to maintain bone health. The calcium level is maintained by the calcitriol and parathyroid hormone. Vitamin K helps to maintain the level of phosphorus in the blood. The deficiency of Vitamin D leads to the bone ailments such as rickets and osteomalacia. It also increases the risk of bone fractures, broken bones and osteoporosis.

Enhance mood

The deficiency of Vitamin D results to the mood disorders such as seasonal depression, depression, insomnia, anxiety and mood problems during PMS. The low presence of Vitamin D affects the estrogen and testosterone production and imbalances it.

Liver ailments

The adequate consumption of zinc lowers the infection and damage of liver. Zinc assist to clean the liver by eliminating wastes which helps to reduce the free radical damage and assist the absorption of nutrients. This helps to keep the liver ailments at bay.

Cure diarrhea

The deficiency of zinc is associated with the diarrheal diseases as well as digestive problems so the adequate consumption of foods rich in zinc helps to cure diarrhea and prophylaxis. It also enhances the immunity function so that it increases the ability of the body to counteract diseases.

Supports vision

The deficiency of Vitamin B2 increases the risk of eye ailments such as keratoconus, cataracts and glaucoma. Vitamin B2 has the ability to prevent these eye disorders. Riboflavin drops are applied to treat the eye ailments such as glaucoma.

Maintains cholesterol

Vitamin B3 can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in dyslipidemia patients. It reduces LDL cholesterol levels which increase the chances of having stroke, heart attack and other heart diseases. Vitamin B3 increases the HDL cholesterol levels and reduces triglycerides. It results to maintain the healthy heart by preventing the heart ailments.

MINERALS:

Serving Size: 1 Cup, 66 g

Calories 20 Kcal

Calories from Fat 3.42 Kcal

Proximity

Amount

% DV

Water

59.14 g

N/D

Energy         

20 Kcal

N/D

Energy         

85 kJ 

N/D

Protein

2.06 g           

4.12%

Total Fat (lipid)

0.38 g           

1.09%

Ash    

1.04 g           

N/D

Carbohydrate

3.37 g           

2.59%

Total dietary Fiber           

1.8 g  

4.74%

Total Sugars           

0.4 g  

N/D

Sucrose        

0 g     

N/D

Glucose (dextrose)   

0.4 g  

N/D

Minerals

Calcium, Ca 

28 mg

2.80%

Iron, Fe        

8.04 mg

100.50%

Magnesium, Mg     

13 mg

3.10%

Phosphorus, P       

128 mg

18.29%

Potassium, K          

271 mg

5.77%

Sodium, Na 

14 mg

0.93%

Zinc, Zn

1.34 mg

12.18%

Copper, Cu  

0.412 mg

45.78%

Manganese, Mn     

0.387 mg

16.83%

Selenium, Se           

1.5 µg           

2.73%

Vitamins

Water soluble Vitamins

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)         

0.046 mg

3.83%

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)         

0.135 mg

10.38%

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 

1.486 mg

9.29%

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)

0.29 mg

5.80%

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)      

0.09 mg

6.92%

Vitamin B9 (Folate) 

6 µg   

1.50%

Folic Acid    

0 µg   

N/D

Folate, food

6 µg   

N/D

Folate, DEF 

6 µg

N/D

Fat-soluble Vitamins (Retinoids and Carotenoids)

Vitamin D (D2 + D3)        

3.4 µg           

22.67%

Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol)

3.4 µg           

N/D

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

0 µg   

N/D

Vitamin D    

136 IU

N/D

Lipids

Fatty acids, total saturated

0.043 g

N/D

capric acid 10:00 (decanoic acid)

0.001 g

N/D

Myristic acid  14:00(Tetradecanoic acid)

0.001 g

N/D

Palmitic acid 16:00 (Hexadecanoic acid)   

0.034 g

N/D

Stearic acid 18:00 (Octadecanoic acid)      

0.006 g

N/D

Lignoceric acid (tetracosanoic acid) 24:00           

0.001 g

N/D

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated   

0.034 g

N/D

Palmitoleic acid 16:1 (hexadecenoic acid)

0.001 g

N/D

16:1 c           

0.001 g

N/D

16:1 t

0 g     

N/D

Oleic acid 18:1 (octadecenoic acid) 

0.015 g

N/D

18:1 c           

0.015 g

N/D

18:1 t

0 g     

N/D

Nervonic acid (Tetracosenoic acid) 24:1 c

0.002 g

N/D

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated      

0.286 g

N/D

Linoleic acid 18:2 (octadecadienoic acid)  

0.142 g

N/D

Alpha-linolenic acid 18:3 n-3 c,c,c (Octadecatrienoic acid)

0.142 g

N/D

Eicosadienoic acid 20:2 n-6 c,c

0.001 g

N/D

Other Fats

Campesterol          

2 mg  

N/D*Above

 

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