HEALTH BENEFIT OF STRAW MUSHROOM
Listed below are few of the popular health benefits of using Straw Mushroom
1. Increase endurance
Straw Mushroom consists of ergothioneine which is considered a powerful antioxidant contained in the fungus and effective to protect the body from free radicals. This content will reduce fungal infections, microbes etc. It can also help cure ulcers or wound whistles.
Good content of vitamin A, B complex and C contained in the fungus is helpful to the immune system. Some other herbal plants also had the same amount of vitamin A, B which is very beneficial for the endurance.
2. Contains low cholesterol
Straw Mushroom consists of several proteins, contains no bad fats, and low carbohydrate content. Additionally, the fiber and enzyme content in the fungus helps launch the digestive system. The high protein content helps to burn cholesterol in the digestive system.
3. Good for the Growth Period
Proteins are used for growth. Compared with egg yolk, straw mushrooms do not consists of fat which is good for people with high cholesterol, and in the same time, also excellent to lower cholesterol level. Consumption of Straw Mushroom in the growth period will help the growth process.
4. Good for diabetes
Straw Mushroom consists of good natural insulin for diabetes, low fat fungus and carbohydrates. It is considered very well for your liver, pancreas and other endocrinal glands that can increase the formation of insulin with the right amount. Antibiotic content in the fungus is good to avoid infection due to diabetes-caused wounds.
5. Reducing free radicals
In addition to flavonoids that are well known to overcome free radicals, selenium is also one choice to overcome and reduce free radicals. Selenium within Straw Mushroom helps us to overcome the free radicals in the body.
Free radicals that enter from pollution smoke, alcohol, foods with bad fats, and electromagnetic radiation can cause serious illness. There is also some other things that helps in the process of reducing free radicals, like the benefits of star fruits as antioxidants to reduce free radicals.
6. Prevent the growth of cancer cells
Straw Mushroom helps to prevent growth of cancer cells in the breast and prostate cancer. Straw Mushrooms also consist of beta-glucan and conjugated linoleic acid that have a carcinogenic effect. Linoleic acid helps lower the effects of estrogen hormones, because when the hormone estrogen is too high, it has chance to increase the risk of breast cancer.
Beta-glucans also inhibit the growth of cancer cells in prostate cancer. The content of selenium in the fungus also effectively inhibits and reduces the amount of cancer cells.
7. Strengthening bones
Straw Mushroom consists of high calcium and vitamin D, which is the second largest vitamin D contained after cod liver oil. Therefore, the high content of calcium and vitamin D is very good for our bone growth. There are also alternatives which has the equally same amount of vitamin D, like the benefits of things that contain vitamin D.
8. Prevent Anemia
We need iron for our blood-structuring material. Iron deficiency may lead to higher chance of anemia, or the condition of a body with lacks of blood. Straw mushrooms have enough iron content to help us avoid the risk of anemia.
9. Good for heart health
Straw mushrooms have a high additional mineral content; one of it is potassium and copper. We know that copper has anti-bacterial properties that keep our internal organs away from bacterial disease attacks.
Supported by high potassium content, this is very good for maintaining the function of our blood vessels. As a result our heart will be well maintained.
METHOD OF PROCESSING STRAW MUSHROOM
To process the straw mushrooms, choose carefully the fresh mushrooms and don’t choose the wrong mushrooms, because there are mushrooms that contain toxins. Straw Mushroom has almost similar shapes and smells so choose carefully.
- For Straw Mushroom, before cooked clean off dirt and washing.
- Then boiled with boiling water about 5 minutes.
- After exiting the froth and brownish water and smells typical, defecate.
- Rinse mushrooms with cold water 2-3 times. Then drain.
- Cook immediately and make sure not to stored long enough because the mushrooms will wither and rotten. Cook until completely cooked.