Seafood mushrooms are characterized by their pure milky white color, both on the cap and stem of the mushroom. The mushroom body is about as long as a finger. Mushroom caps are usually small, slippery, or veined. These mushrooms grow in clusters. It is called seafood mushroom because the taste is similar to seafood and they are slightly chewy.
Seafood mushroom comes in two types: white mushroom and brown mushroom. They differ by the color of the mushroom hat but the taste and nutritional value are relatively similar.
When you eat fresh mushrooms, you can taste a slight bitterness. However, when mushrooms are cooked, they are no longer bitter and are crunchy and sweet.
Seafood mushrooms are favorable and used in many parts of the world because of their delicious taste and nutritional properties in them. They are suitable for most recipes.
1/ Nutritional value
Seafood mushrooms are of high nutritional value, a cup of mushroom includes a lot of essential minerals for the body such as:
- 50% Carbohydrate
- 34% Protein
- 13% Fiber
Seafood mushroom is a versatile fungus that is known for not only its unique flavor but also its beneficial properties to human body: anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, cancer-fighting, and immune-boosting, just to name a few.
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2/ Benefits from seafood mushroom
Containing properties that are good for the heart
The high-fiber properties in mushroom contribute to a healthy cholesterol balance in the body and help limit the occurrence of atherosclerosis. Seafood mushrooms contain oligopeptides that have been proven to lower blood pressure and lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases and strokes.
Killing parasites and containing anti-inflammatory agents
Consuming mushroom can protect your body from parasitic diseases since their extract contains protease, which is an enzyme that can kill bacteria and larvae which harm plants, animals, and humans.
Seafood mushroom contain polysaccharides, phenolic compounds, and flavonoids that inhibit inflammatory agents. They are especially effective in fighting the virus that causes pneumonia.
Researchers have recently found that seafood mushroom can inhibit cancer cell proliferation by being rich in glycoproteins (HM-3A), hypsiziprenol, armor in and beta-glucans (1-3). They can prevent liver cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer and sarcoma. However, more research is needed for further evidence.
Ascorbic acid, phenol, flavonoids, and steroids are among the antioxidant active ingredients found in mushroom. These substances help slow down the aging process of the body and alleviate oxidative stress.
Controlling weight and blood sugar regulation
Hypersiziprenol and polyphenols, which are the active ingredients in mushrooms, promote lipid breakdown and prevent the accumulation of fat in the body, which causes obesity and other diseases. Additionally, seafood mushrooms are capable of regulating blood sugar levels, which is beneficial for patients with diabetes.
3/ How to use seafood mushrooms?
How to prepare seafood mushrooms
The preparation is really simple, you just need to cut off the mushrooms stems and wash them off.
The secret to washing seafood mushroom cleaner is to wash them with warm water and salt. However most mushrooms are grown in a clean environment, so you don’t need to worry too much about this.
Note when processing
If you cook mushrooms with too much oil, you will not be able to absorb the nutrients, and you might even experience bloating and indigestion.
To ensure that harmful bacteria are killed, thoroughly cook mushroom before eating. Besides, well-cooked mushrooms also taste better.
When eating mushrooms in general, you should avoid drinking cold drinks as they can cause you abdominal pain and indigestion.
It is not recommended to use mushrooms with alcoholic drinks because they do not match each other and are easy to cause poisoning.
How to choose delicious seafood mushrooms
Fresh seafood mushroom is when the mushrooms are not shriveled or wrinkled and have no strange smell. The mushroom cap is still covered with a layer of silk, the mushroom stalks are evenly colored. You should check the signs carefully before buying the mushrooms.
With their rich taste and natural sweetness, mushrooms are often used for stir-frying, grilling and making soups.
4/ How to preserve seafood mushroom
You can keep the seafood mushrooms fresh for three to five days by wrapping them in plastic-wrap and putting them in the refrigerator. It’s better to wash with salt and let them sit to dry, and then wrap them, which will allow the bacteria outside the mushroom to be removed, keeping the minerals inside.
If you do not intend to put the mushrooms in the refrigerator, do not wrap them up because it will cause the mushrooms to wilt faster.
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