Wild African Mushrooms
Wild African mushrooms are often referred to as vegetables in the food world, but technically
they are not plants at all. They belong to the fungi kingdom. Although they are not vegetables, mushrooms provide several essential nutrients to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Not only are wild African edible mushrooms great for your health, they also provide several minerals that are difficult to obtain in a vegan diet, such as selenium, potassium, copper, iron, and phosphorus.
Wild African edible mushrooms provide a natural source of vitamins and minerals, including:
● Vitamin D
● Vitamin C
● Vitamin B
Health Benefits of Wild African Mushrooms
Adding wild African edible mushrooms to your diet does wonder for your health. Wild African
edible mushrooms have been shown to decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. They also promote a healthy complexion, increase energy, and promotes
healthy weight management.
Prevents Cancer – Mushrooms are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are chemicals
which rid the body of free radicals. Free radicals are a type of chemical that can attack
an individual’s body cells, often leading to cancer. Mushrooms are also high in
selenium, a mineral that plays a vital role in liver enzyme function. Selenium helps
detoxify some cancer-causing compounds in the body.
Diabetes – A diet high in wild African edible mushrooms can help to manage the symptoms of diabetes. Wild African edible mushrooms are high fiber. Studies show that people with type 1 diabetes who have a diet rich in fiber have lower blood glucose levels and people with type 2 diabetes may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels.
Promotes Heart Health – The fiber, potassium and vitamin C found in wild African edible
mushrooms help to promote cardiovascular health. Adding wild African edible mushrooms to your diet, which are high in potassium and low in sodium, lowers blood pressure and
decreases the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases, such as heart
attacks and strokes. Potassium and sodium work together to help lower blood pressure,
Boosts Immunity – Wild African edible mushrooms are high in selenium. Selenium improves body’s response to fight infection by stimulating the production of killer T-cells. The
beta-glucan fibers found in the cell walls of wild African edible mushrooms boost the immune
system to prevent tumors and fight cancer cells.
Culinary Uses for Wild African Mushrooms
Cooked – Add wild African edible mushrooms to your soup for an extra nutritional boost. Large
mushrooms can be added to any meal, serving as the main dish. Grilled or baked, wild
African edible mushrooms can be used as a substitute for any meat.
Fresh/Raw – Fresh wild mushrooms can be added to salads for a nutritional addition that
also adds texture and flavor.
Naturalike Wild African Mushrooms
At Naturalike, we source all of our wild African mushrooms directly from the finest farms in
Nigeria. We form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality products that we have become known to deliver. Enjoy!