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13 February 2008

Button Mushrooms Are Just as Rich in Antioxidants as More Expensive Varieties

Inexpensive white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) have as much, and in some cases more antioxidants than more expensive varieties.

According to new research, the white button mushroom has as much antioxidant properties as maitake and the matsutake mushrooms, both of which are highly for their reputed health properties such as lowered blood pressure and reducing the risk of cancer.

Antioxidants help ward off illness and boost the body’s immune system by fixing cell damage caused by free radicals.


* Eurekalert February 6, 2008

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