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  1. Mushrooms provide you with a lean proteins source as they have zero cholesterol, fats and very low carbohydrates.
  2. A single Portobello mushroom can contain more potassium than a banana.
  3. The mushroom is used in many cuisines throughout the world and it is known as the “meat” of the vegetable world, as the vitamin content is quite similar
  4. Button mushrooms, cup mushrooms and flat mushrooms are all the same mushrooms at different levels of maturity.
  5. A “fairy ring” is a naturally occurring mushroom formation which causes the mushrooms to form an outline of a perfect circle.
  6. Mushrooms are one of the few natural sources of vitamin D, which is essential for healthy bones and teeth.
  7. Mushrooms have the unique flavour known as umami, which is Japanese for “pleasant savoury flavour”, so you don’t need to add as much salt.
  8. Mushrooms grow super fast. Once they break the surface of the ground they grow double their size in 24 hours.
  9. Ancient Egyptians believed that mushrooms grew by magic, because of the way they could appear overnight.
  10. Many mushrooms grow towards light, following the sun just like plants. Unlike with plants, scientists do not yet know how mushrooms use sunlight; only that they do.


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