Mushroom Crimini

Mushrooms Crimini

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The common mushroom contains high amounts of Vitamin D13 (especially when UV-irradiated1415) and B vitamins.16 It also contains sodium, potassium, and phosphorus.16 Agaricus bisporus also contains conjugated linoleic acid17 and antioxidants.18

A clinical trial is scheduled to take place at the City of Hope National Medical Center due to earlier research indicating that the common mushroom can inhibit aromatase, and therefore may be able to lower estrogen levels in the human body12, which might reduce breast cancer susceptibility.11 [19] In 2009, a case-control study of the eating habits of 2,018 woman found that woman who consumed mushrooms had an approximately 50% lower incidence of breast cancer, and that women who consumed mushrooms and green tea exhibited a 90% lower incidence of breast cancer.20

The table mushroom has also been shown to possess possible immune system enhancing properties.2122

Research at the Jikei University School of Medicine found that fresh A. bisporus contains small amounts of carcinogenic hydrazine derivatives, including agaritine and gyromitrin.23 However, this research also noted when cooked, these compounds were reduced significantly.24

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