Power Packed for Kid's

Mushrooms contain vitamins and minerals essential for the growth and development of children:

  • Niacin(B3): more than three quarters of their daily requirement
  • Selenium: over three quarters of their daily requirement
  • Riboflavin: over 80% of their daily requirement
  • Vitamin B6: about 50% of their daily requirement
  • Pantothenic acid: over 30% of their daily requirement
  • Copper: nearly a third of their daily requirement
  • Phosphorus: about 20% of their daily requirement
  • Potassium: over 10% of their daily requirement

*The RDI’s on food labels are based on the needs of adults rather than children. These values are based on NH&MRC Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand for children 4-8 years.

Kid’s growth and development

Mushrooms are full of vitamins and minerals essential for kids growth and development. Just a handful of mushrooms will provide you with over 20% of your daily recommended intake of minerals including copper, phosphorus, selenium as well as a range of essential B vitamins.

Vitamin means ‘vital for life’. Your child needs lots of essential vitamins and minerals for growth and development. They include vitamins A, B group, C, D and E and minerals such as calcium, iron, iodine, selenium and zinc. These nutrients help a child to grow, to make bones, muscles, skin and organs plus to see and lots of other things too. Deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals can lead to serious problems. The best way to ensure your child receives enough vitamins and minerals for normal growth and development is to provide a wide variety of fresh foods such as  mushrooms

Our bodies absorb vitamins, minerals and other nutrients better when they come from food, rather than from vitamin and mineral supplements.

Key vitamins & minerals in mushrooms essential for growth & development in children also have other important roles in their body including:

 

Vitamins in Meadow mushrooms
Niacin
  • Helps absorb and to release energy from food
  • Helps control cholesterol levels
  • Important for nervous system and digestive health
Pantothenic acid
  • Helps process carbohydrate, fat and protein for energy
  • Involved in the formation of fatty acids and cholesterol
  • Contributes to production of signalling molecules in the brain
Riboflavin
  • Important for growth and repair of tissues, especially the skin and eyes
  • Helps release energy from food
  • Helps the body use iron
Vitamin B6
  • Helps process protein and carbohydrate
  • Assists in making red blood cells
  • Important for brain function and immune system health.

 

Minerals in Meadow mushrooms
Copper  
  • Helps the body use with iron which plays many essential roles
  • Assists with the functioning of the immune system
  • Helps with structure of joints
  • Protects cells from free radical damage
Phosphorus  
  • Works with calcium in the formation of strong healthy bones and teeth
  • Helps the body to store and use energy
Potassium  
  • Controls nerve impulses and muscle contractions
  • Helps maintain fluid balance
Selenium  
  • Controls nerve impulses and muscle contractions
  • Helps maintain fluid balance