The Healthiest Way to Cook Mushrooms

by Daniel / Jun 13, 2017 / 0 comments

Mushrooms have a lot of nutritional content but what is the best way to cook them without losing their nutritional value? Scientists have run tests to find the answer to this important questions and it’s not pan frying.

Mushrooms have amino acids, proteins, dietary fiber, vitamins B1, B2, B12, C, D, E and trace minerals. They are also low in calories and fat.

A study conducted in La Rioja, a Mushroom Technological Research Center in Spain, the antioxidant capacity, nutritional content and composition of mushrooms can be negatively affected by the cooking process.

The researchers studied frying, boiling, grilling and microwaving on white button, shiitake, oysters and king oyster mushrooms.

After cooking the four different types of mushrooms, the results were compared to raw versions.

The researchers found that the best way to preserve the nutritional value of mushrooms when cooking is to microwave and grill them. Frying or boiling the mushrooms affected their antioxidant activities. The fried ones have less protein and carbohydrate content and an increase of fat.