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


Anonymous said...

Are cooked mushrooms more mutritious than raw ones?

sandra said...

Everyone of us commit mistakes and pay for the charges but through that we learn to know what is right from wrong. We need to be careful of our actions and we should stay humble, seek assistance from God. If you have God in you, you will forget the bad things that are happening in you life, you became strong and never affected of it. So, let God stay in your heart and mind. Have a good day! I hope I inspire everyone here.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure everyone is fascinated to hear your God's opinion on the merits of canned vs fresh mushrooms.

I expect he likes fresh anyway, as his imaginary hands would struggle with a tin opener.

Cindy Dy said...

When someone writes an article he/she keeps the thought of a user in his/her brain that how a user can be aware of it. Therefore that’s why this post is outstanding.Thanks!


Annelouise Charles said...

I like canned because they're cheaper, stronger in flavor and they don't shrink down nearly as much. Just had a large can tonight with 3 onions...all on top of my T-bone steak!


Annelouise, you forgot to say more convenient, don't go off and do not need fat added to be flavourful. shame you ate them atop flesh, as for the rest, I'm in agreement with you. tinned mushrooms are better than no mushrooms!

Blogger said...

New Diet Taps into Pioneering Concept to Help Dieters Lose 15 Pounds in Just 21 Days!