Mushrooms deliver many of the b vitamins - just 100 g of Meadow's mushrooms will give you:
Mushrooms are a great way to load up on 5 of the 8 B group of vitamins. They are a stand out in the produce department as the best way to get your combination of power packed Vitamins B2 B3 B5 and B7 supporting your energy levels.
Just a handful of mushrooms provides you with between 19% -102% of your daily intake of vitamins B2, B3, B5, B7 and B6.
These B group vitamins play a number of important roles in the body including helping your body process energy from the food you eat. Some also help form red blood cells and others help reduced tiredness and fatigue.
The B vitamin family is made up of eight B vitamins. Although they are commonly recognized as a group and often work together in the body, each of the B vitamins performs unique and important functions.
Not getting enough of certain B vitamins can cause diseases. For example, a lack of B12 or B6 can cause anaemia.
You can get B vitamins from proteins such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Leafy green vegetables, beans, and peas also have B vitamins. Many cereals and some breads have added B vitamins. Mushrooms are a good source of B vitamins and are particularly important for vegetarians in this regard.
|Common Name||Other Names||What it does|
|Biotin||vitamin B7, vitamin H, coenzyme R||Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that can only be made by bacteria, yeasts, moulds, algae, and some plant species. Biotin is essential for your body’s metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates (i.e. helps your body get the energy it needs to function), and in the production of hormones and cholesterol.|
|Niacin||nicotinic acid, vitamin B3||Niacin is a water-soluble B vitamin. Niacin helps maintain healthy skin and nerves. It also assists in your digestion and the conversion of food into energy.|
|Pantothenic acid||vitamin B5||Pantothenic acid is a water-soluble B vitamin. It is found throughout living cells and is a vital coenzyme in numerous chemical reactions in your body. Pantothenic acid is essential for the metabolism of food and also plays a role in the production of hormones and cholesterol.|
|Riboflavin||vitamin B2||Riboflavin is a water-soluble B vitamin. In your body, riboflavin is primarily found as a component of coenzymes and works with the other B vitamins. Riboflavin is important for your body’s growth, the production of red blood cells and healthy vision.|
|Vitamin B6||pyridoxal, pyridoxine, pyridoxamine||Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that occurs in three main active coenzyme forms. Vitamin B6 helps your body form red blood cells and maintains brain function. This vitamin also plays an important role in the proteins that are part of many chemical reactions in your body.|