SHIITAKE MUSHROOM HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in MUSHROOMS HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Name                         :       Shiitake mushroom

Scientific Name     :      Lentinus edodes 

HEALTH BENEFITS:

For over 6000 years, it was used by the Chinese people for the medicinal purposes. It is loaded with Vitamin B and also counteracts the cancer cells, infections and cardiovascular disease. It possesses antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. All eight amino acids are found in this mushroom. One should add Shiitake mushroom to the diet as it provides various health benefits.

Treats obesity

Shiitake mushroom contains the components such as b-glucan and eritadenine which have the fat reducing effects. B-glucan reduces the intake of food, slows absorption of nutrition, increase satiety and lower the levels of plasma lipid. The study shows that the rat with high intake of Shiitake mushrooms effectively reduce the fat. It summarizes that the consumption of Shiitake mushroom prevents and treats obesity and other metabolic disorders.

Enhance immunity

It enhances the immunity power that helps to fight against the diseases as it contains minerals, vitamins and enzymes. The research shows that the consumption of mushroom improves the function of cell effector as well as gut immunity. The intake of mushroom also lowers the inflammation.

Eradicate cancer cells

Shiitake mushroom assist to counteract the cancer cells. The presence of lentinan repairs the damage of chromosomes which is the result of anticancer treatments. The consumption of Shiitake mushroom prevents the tumor cells growth. It also effectively inducted the process of programmed of cell death also called apoptosis.

Cardiovascular system

The sterol compounds in the Shiitake mushroom inhibit the cholesterol production in the liver. It also possesses phytonutrients that assist the cells to stick to walls of blood vessel which enhances the circulation and healthy blood pressure. The study shows that Shiitake mushroom prevent the increase in blood pressure. It reduced the HDL and VLDL cholesterol levels.

Antimicrobial activity

The antimicrobial activities found on Shiitake prevent the disease associated with the gum inflammation due to the microbial biofilm buildup at gingival margin. The extract of Shiitake mushroom reduced the pathogenic organisms without affecting organisms that are related with health.

Brain health

Shiitake mushroom possess an adequate amount of Vitamin B that assist adrenal function and converts the nutrients into the usable energy. It balances the hormones and maintains the focus by improving the cognitive performance. The addition of Shiitake mushroom to the diet provides extra Vitamin B.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential to maintain the bone health and reduce the chances of heart disease, autoimmune disease, diabetes and certain cancer. It is also required for the metabolism and absorption of phosphorus and calcium.

The adequate amount of Vitamin D promotes the immune system, maintains brain function and body weight, reduces development of rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

Skin ailments

The intake of Selenium along with Vitamin E and A reduce the acne and its scars. The intake of Shiitake mushroom functions as an acne treatment. The presence of zinc in Shiitake mushroom enhances the immune function and lowers the DHT buildup to promote the skin healing.

Precautions                                                                                        

Some people might experience allergic reactions with the consumption of Shiitake mushroom.

Symptoms such as fever, congestion, headache, coughing, nausea, sneezing and general malaise might be experienced.

Those who have a blood disorder condition should avoid the consumption of Shiitake mushroom.

Shiitake mushroom – Lentinus edodes Facts

Shiitake is the medicinal mushroom which is prized with a delicious taste as well as texture. It is used for medicinal purposes to treat cancer, environmental allergies, AIDS, Candida infections, flu and colds. Shiitake also soothes bronchial inflammation and lowers high cholesterol levels.

MINERALS:

Serving Size: 1 Cup, 100 g

Calories  34 Kcal

Calories from Fat   4.41 Kcal

PROXIMITY

AMOUNT

% DV

Water

89.74 g

N/D

Energy

34 Kcal

N/D

Energy

141 kJ

N/D

Protein

2.24 g

4.48%

Total Fat (lipid)

0.49 g

1.40%

Ash

0.73 g

N/D

Carbohydrate

6.79 g

5.22%

Total dietary Fiber

2.5 g

6.58%

Total Sugars

2.38 g

N/D

Sucrose

0 g

N/D

Glucose (dextrose)

2.38 g

N/D

MINERALS

Calcium, Ca

2 mg

0.20%

Iron, Fe

0.41 mg

5.13%

Magnesium, Mg

20 mg

4.76%

Phosphorus, P

112 mg

16.00%

Potassium, K

304 mg

6.47%

Sodium, Na

9 mg

0.60%

Zinc, Zn

1.03 mg

9.36%

Copper, Cu

0.142 mg

15.78%

Manganese, Mn

0.23 mg

10.00%

Selenium, Se

5.7 µg

10.36%

VITAMINS

WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

0.015 mg

1.25%

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

0.217 mg

16.69%

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

3.877 mg

24.23%

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)

1.5 mg

30.00%

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

0.293 mg

22.54%

Vitamin B9 (Folate)

13 µg

3.25%

Folic Acid

0 µg

N/D

Folate, food             1

3 µg

N/D

Folate, DEF

13 µg

N/D

FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS  (RETINOIDS AND CAROTENOIDS)

Vitamin D (D2 + D3)

0.4 µg

2.67%

Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol)

0.4 µg

N/D

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

0 µg

N/D

Vitamin D

18 IU

N/D

LIPIDS

Campesterol

2 mg

N/D

AMINO ACIDS

Tryptophan

0.011 g

2.50%

Threonine

0.134 g

7.61%

Isoleucine

0.111 g

6.64%

Leucine

0.189 g

5.11%

Lysine

0.134 g

4.01%

Methionine

0.033 g

N/D

Cystine

0.022 g

N/D

Phenylalanine

0.111 g

N/D

Tyrosine

0.078 g

N/D

Valine

0.145 g

6.87%

Arginine

0.156 g

N/D

Histidine

0.056 g

4.55%

Alanine

0.167 g

N/D

Aspartic acid

0.301 g

N/D

Glutamic acid

0.68 g

N/D

Glycine

0.145 g

N/D

Proline

0.1 g

N/D

Serine

0.145 g

N/D*Above

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