• 18.09.15

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JUST RELEASED - Meadow Mushrooms Nutritional Analysis supports SUPERFOOD status

Meadow Mushrooms are excited to announce the release of a research piece by Carolyn Lister of The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research which showcase the various health benefits which mushrooms can provide.

It is positive to see the details shown by the report and Meadow Mushrooms are keen to communicate mushrooms' SUPERFOOD' status to the Nation and encourage Kiwis to use them help to maintain a healthy body and mind.

Author and researcher Carolyn Lister presented the findings to a group of Nutritionists and Foodies alongside Nikki Hart (Nutritionist) at the launch of the 'Meadows Food Fight' campaign which launched on 17th September. Findings from the report show that just a handful (100gms or 3 – 5 mushrooms) of Meadow Mushrooms provides:

  • An excellent source of B Group vitamins (in particular B2, B3, B5 and B7) to support heart function, energy, and optimise the condition of skin and hair;
  • 36% of RDI of selenium to boost immunity, and mood; and
  • Potassium to help maintain normal blood pressure.

Nutritionist Nikki Hart reported recent statistics that a third of all adults do not eat the three or more servings of vegetables per day recommended for heart health.  She also noted that key results from the 2013/2104 New Zealand Nutrition survey show that fruit and vegetable consumption in New Zealand has dropped overall. “Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 30% of all deaths in New Zealand, so we need to take a look at what we are eating,” Ms Hart said. “The low fat, low saturated fat and low sodium content of mushrooms makes them a very heart-friendly vegetable to add to meals,” she said.

You can download a pdf summary of the document here. (Filesize 758kb).

Make sure you a handful of Meadow Mushrooms to your meals today!