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What you didn’t know about dried Oyster Mushrooms


Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus Ostreatus) are great tasting fleshy mushrooms low in carbohydrates and calories, and high in riboflavin, vitamin B1, B2, iron, and other minerals. These mushrooms are considered very good for the health because they are cholesterol and fat free! The protein quality in oyster mushrooms is nearly equal to animal derived protein. Not to mention being high in fiber, niacin, and antioxidants.

Because of their amazing antioxidant and low sodium properties, Oyster mushrooms are suitable additions to the diet of people with obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. They are recommended to help lower cholestrol in the diet and are even suspected to reduce the profileration of cells that cause cancer. “Extracts of king oyster mushroom has shown to stimulate the immune function.” (Source:

Use of mushroom in cancer treatment is an on-going research activity that has a lot of promise. It is even known to benefit people with Hepatitis: “Oyster mushrooms are known to benefit people trying to quit tobacco products or even counter the Hepatitis C virus!. Other people who will benefit by including them in their daily diet are people suffering from anemia, hyperacidity, constipation and of course, to boost general immunity.” (Source: Diet Health Club)

Invest in yourself by adding this nutritional food to your diet. Great for vegetarians and vegans. Visit Green Butterfly in North Dzorwulu behind the Fiesta Royale hotel. Or call us for delivery (233) 247900791.

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