Monday, May 28, 2007

Mushrooms: Canned vs Fresh

"Which mushrooms are more nutritious? Canned or Fresh?”

Great Question! Let’s explore the difference in nutritional value and determine which is more nutritious.

Comparing one can (132g) of white mushrooms to 132g of Fresh white mushrooms:

Canned mushrooms contain:
33 calories, 0g of Fat, 561mg of Sodium, 7g of carbohydrates, 3g of dietary fiber, 3g of sugar, and 2g of protein.

Fresh mushrooms contain:
29 calories, 0g of Fat, 7mg of Sodium, 4g of carbohydrates, 1g of Dietary Fiber, 2g of sugar and 4g of protein.

When compared, fresh mushrooms come out as the obvious winner. The fresh mushrooms contain less calories, sodium, carbohydrates and sugar, and are higher in protein.

100g* of fresh white mushrooms are also a good source of riboflavin, niacin, copper, pantothenic acid and selenium.

Remember, when you purchase fresh mushrooms from your grocery store you are buying a local "grown in Canada" product, so you are supporting your local farmers. Fresh Mushrooms are grown all year round right here in Canada! Canned mushrooms are often shipped in from Asian countries such as China.

* 100g equals 4-5 medium sized mushrooms.

Picture coutesy of Quentinh

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are cooked mushrooms more mutritious than raw ones?