Antoni Gandia

Mushrooms as superfood

Nutritional and medicinal value

Mushrooms have been described in recent years as a superfood due to the discovery that they are packed with powerful and rare antioxidants and a wide variety of essential and beneficial nutrients. The fact is that the use of mushrooms as medicines dates back thousands of years, particularly in Asia. The rediscovery of this wonderful organisms could change the world as we know it.


Trametes versicolor - Medicinal mushroom Antoni Gandia

Nutritional and medicinal properties

•Low in Salt and Fat
•High in Protein and Fibre
•An excellent source of Potassium
•High in Phosphorus
•High in Sodium
•Rich in vitamin C
•Good source of the vitamins Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin & Biotin
•Good source of Magnesium, Iron & Calcium
•One of the world’s few food sources for the powerful antioxidant: Ergothioneine
•Stimulate the immune function
•Inhibit cancerous tumour growth
Stimulate antiviral & antibacterial activity (including against HIV)
•Lower blood pressure & cholesterol
•Reduce blood levels of fatty acids and sugars

Further readings

•Medicinal Mushrooms: An Exploration of Tradition, Healing & Culture by Christopher Hobbs and Harriet Beinfield
•Mycomedicinals: An Informational Treatise on Mushrooms 3rd Edition by Paul Stamets
•Shiitake: The Healing Mushroom by Kenneth Jones
•Health Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms by Mark Stengler