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Portobello mushrooms are delish.

Best thing is that they are nutrient dense too.


They have a great balance of macronutrients ie. – protein and carbs, and they are low in fat. A 100-gram grilled serving contains just over 3 grams of protein, about 4 1/2 grams of carbs and just over a 1/2 gram of total fat. The recommended intake of protein is 46 grams a day for women and 56 grams a day for men. Both men and women should strive for at least 130 grams of carbs daily. Using a portobello as a side dish with a source of animal protein like lean beef or a chicken breast will boost the protein content. Putting a portobello in a bun to make a sandwich boosts the carb content.

Portobello mushrooms have a moderately high amount of fiber. A 100-gram serving contains just over 2 grams. Fiber is a key substance for controlling cholesterol and blood-sugar levels. It also has a filling effect on the body, which is beneficial for weight maintenance. Men up to 50 years old should aim for 38 grams of fiber a day, while men over 51 should get at least 30 grams. Women up to 50 should consume 25 grams a day, and women over 51 should get 21 grams.

Portobellos take up a lot of space, but they do not contain many calories. This makes them low energy-density foods. A 100-gram serving contains just under 30 calories. Eating these kinds of foods will spare you calories and help you lose weight actually! Win win!

Potassium is an important electrolyte mineral needed for muscle contractions, protein synthesis, nerve function and acid-alkaline balance. Portobello mushrooms have moderate amounts of potassium. A 100-gram serving contains 437 milligrams.

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