5 fun fungi facts

Emma Brown | 02 Sep, 2018

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Mushrooms are one of the lowest calorie vegetables with just 7 calories in a 100g serving

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2

If left in sunlight, mushroom skin creates Vitamin D in the same way as human skin, making them a great dietary source of vitamin D

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3

Mushrooms are made up of around 90% water, meaning they shrink in size significantly when cooked

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4

There are 70-80 poisonous mushrooms varieties across the world, including Britain – so be safe and avoid any you find in the wild

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Mushrooms are neither plants nor animals – they're classified as a fungus alongside things like mould and yeast

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Nutritionist Emma Brown, MSc Human Nutrition is passionate about how food science applies to the human body, and how the nutrients in what we eat affect us and ultimately have an impact on our health.