Mushrooms Fan? Try This Delicacy

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Raise immunity and protect against cancer: It will surprise you how Champignons are actually healthy!

They can be purchased throughout the year, in the market or in supermarkets, and prepared in different ways, they have a good flavor, stimulate appetite, and also have high nutritional value. Scientists and nutritionists have long known that certain types of mushrooms have the anticancer effect. Champignons are one of the most popular types of edible mushrooms, with characteristic odor and taste, which is increasingly present in the daily diet.

These popular and tasty mushrooms are used for the preparation of almost all dishes, from pizza to salads and sauces. However, in addition to great tasting, white mushrooms adorn numerous nutrients that coming to protect your health. Studies have shown that mushrooms stimulate the activity of critical cells in the immune system of the organism.

The good news is that researchers have documented how Champignons stimulate the immune system by increasing the production of proteins that fight with pathogens. The same mushrooms have a positive impact on cells of the immune system classified as dendritic cells.

And they can produce white blood cells known as T-cells that are crucial for a strong and healthy immune system. Dendritic cells inactivate and destroy microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses, or antigens. Moreover, dendritic cells may play an important role in the fight against cancer.

Breast Cancer

In addition, researchers found that the effect of lifting the immunity thanks to Champignons is associated with their amount – thus, more Champignons – stronger immune response. It is less known that the popular and price available mushrooms can be very useful in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Experts believe that the consumption of only 100 grams of mushrooms per day can suppress the growth of breast tumors in women.

Calories and nutritional value

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In 100 g of raw Champignons is only – 26 kcal. That is one of the richest species of mushrooms with proteins and thus that puts them on the list of highly desirable food that can be used by people with special programs in the diet such as people with diabetes. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry addressed the nutritional characteristics of six species of fungi, of which three kinds of mushrooms.

It turned out that Champignons, fresh and cooked in different seasons, are a good source of dietary fiber, including chitin, which is believed to reduce blood cholesterol levels, and beta-glucan, which has a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health. Mushrooms still contain vitamins D and B complex, vitamin E and some vitamin A, and a lot of potassium, phosphorus, iron and other elements necessary to the human body.

 

Mushrooms Moussaka with broad noodles

Ingredients:

200-300 grams of wide noodles,

salt,

50ml extra virgin olive oil,

2 large young onions,

1 large carrot,

2 cloves garlic,

500 grams of Champignons,

30 grams of dried mushrooms,

tablespoon of dried vegetable seasonings,

grated lemon peel,

tablespoon lemon juice,

tablespoon grated fresh marjoram,

pepper,

80 grams of Emmental cheese.

For the bechamel:

40 grams of butter,

30 grams of flour,

700 ml of milk,

salt, pepper,

muskat peanut,

30 grams of Parmesan cheese.

The method of preparation:

Cook the pasta and then drain it. In the olive oil fry onions and carrots. Add chopped garlic, chopped up Champignons and then add soaked and chopped dried mushrooms. Simmer while stirring, and when the liquid has evaporated, add the dry vegetable seasoning, grated lemon zest, and lemon juice. Cook while stirring, and when the liquid evaporates, add dry vegetable seasoning, grated lemon zest, and lemon juice, marjoram, and pepper. For the bechamel sauce, add in the hot melted butter flour, fry and pour into it cold milk. Heat bechamel sauce while stirring until you get the desired consistency, season with salt and pepper, add the grated nutmeg and mix all together with Parmesan cheese. Grease a baking dish with butter and place into it the mushrooms mixed with noodles. All pour with the bechamel sauce and sprinkle with grated hard Emmental cheese. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for about 40 minutes. In addition to the main dish, you can serve your favorite salad, for example., Arugula with black olives, corn salad or green salad.

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