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Fun facts about mushrooms

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Mushrooms (lat. Fungi or Mycota) - the realm of nature, combining eukaryotic organisms, combining some of the characteristics of both plants and animals. Mushrooms are studied in the science of mycology, which is considered to be a section of botany, since earlier mushrooms were assigned to the plant kingdom.

For many years, there have been discussions around the benefits of mushrooms. Some experts claim that mushrooms are hard food that is very difficult to digest and absorb by the body. Some people consider this product to be a real miracle, which fills the body with useful vitamins and microelements. Scientists still can not agree on mushrooms.

It is known that even the most experienced mushroom pickers know about mushrooms that are far from being harvested. The editors collected and shared information that will help you get the maximum benefit from mushrooms and correctly add them to your diet.

Can not wash

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It turns out that it is impossible to wash mushrooms, because water not only destroys the structure of the fungus, but also spoils the taste.

Experienced mushroom pickers are advised to simply brush off the dirt with a brush before storing.

Increase immunity

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If you have a weak immune system, you should definitely include mushrooms in your diet.

The effect of this product on the body is even compared with the effect of flu vaccine.

Surprisingly, mushrooms can even save you from allergies and arthritis.

Produce vitamin d

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Being a long time in the sun, mushrooms can "sunbathe".

Due to this, vitamin D begins to be actively produced in their cells.

But this property is not inherent in artificially grown mushrooms, because they are grown in the dark.

They can not be attributed to either animal or plant food.

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We are used to dividing food into plant or animal food, and usually it is not difficult.

But mushrooms are a special case. Neither meat eaters nor vegetarians can recognize their own food.

After numerous studies, scientists began to recognize almost animal origin.

Therefore, vegetarians should consider whether to replace meat with mushrooms.

Contain Vitamin B12

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It is believed that vitamin B12 can normally be absorbed by the human body if it enters it from food of animal origin.

Scientists have conducted a series of studies that proved that vitamin B12 contained in champignons is just as useful and accessible to the body as is that present in beef liver and fish.

This discovery especially pleased vegetarians, since they do not consume animal food, and vitamin B12, which is necessary for normal functioning, is contained only in it.

Have a "fifth taste"

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Fungi contain naturally occurring amino acids, glutamate and ribonucleotides, which form “umami”

This is the fifth taste that fully exists along with sour, sweet, bitter and salty.

"Umami" is translated as "meat taste", it is thanks to him that vegetarians replace meat with mushrooms.

Prevent the occurrence of cancer

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Japanese scientists have conducted studies that have shown that populations that actively use mushrooms suffer from cancer much less often, those who abstain from this product.

At the moment, studies are still being conducted that are aimed at confirming that fungi reduce the activity of already arisen clusters of cancer cells.

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If you like mushrooms, you should not deny yourself such a pleasure. But in order not to become a victim of dishonest sellers, always make sure that the mushrooms are firm, elastic and dry .

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Also, experienced mushroom pickers are advised to try at least once a freshly cut mushroom.

This is how you can feel its true taste.

But for those who are new to the mushroom business, we kindly ask you not to experiment and carefully select edible mushrooms.

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