The healthiest way to cook mushrooms is to microwave or grill them to preserve their goodness!
According to the BBC, these cooking methods significantly increase levels of antioxidants which protect cells against diseases, but boiling or frying reduces them.
Antioxidants are vitamins and chemicals that play a key role in protecting the body against free radicals, which are linked to heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
A study, from Spain, looked at the properties of four different types of mushrooms before and after cooking and they noted that adding a little oil when grilling can even improve the nutritional value of the mushrooms.
The nutritional value of mushrooms include protein, including essential amino acids, fibre and lots of vitamins – such as B, C , D and E.
They are also low in calories and fat.
In a study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, researchers analysed how cooking methods altered white button, shiitake, oyster and king oyster mushrooms.
Read more – www.bbc.co.uk
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