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Friday, January 10, 2014

'Humble' button mushroom as rich in anti-oxidants as its expensive cousins

The little white button mushroom is as good a source of anti-oxidants as its more expensive cousins, a new study has found.

The button mushroom is the most cultivated edible mushroom in the world. However, it has been assumed that it has a lesser nutritional value than its more expensive relatives.

Now however, a study by researchers at the Institut National de la Recherche Agrinomique, a Governmental research institute in France have found that this notion just isn’t true.

According to the study carried out, the white button mushroom has as much anti-oxidant properties, said lead author Dr Jean-Michel Savoie who along with his team measured the respective the free radical scavenging ability of button, maitake and matsutake mushrooms. (...)

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  1. It's a shortcut!
    A short cut to what?

    That's cool though.

    1. Yep, that's what I think every time I see an article about mushrooms, too. :P


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