A recipe has the power to warm the heart, nourish the mind and fuel the body. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, City of Hope, a leading breast cancer research center shares four mighty mushroom recipes that satisfy your taste buds and offer nutrition benefits to boot!
- Mushrooms are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D. Plus, mushrooms also deliver B vitamins which help provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
- Within the produce aisle, mushrooms are a leading source of the antioxidants selenium and ergothioneine. These antioxidants help strengthen the immune system.
- Mushrooms are not only low in calories and fat free, but their flavorful umami content allows for less salt to be used in a dish, without compromising taste.
The Mushroom Council supports City of Hope’s breast cancer research, treatment and education programs through annual contributions of $50,000 towards studies on breast cancer and mushrooms.
Look for mushrooms sold in pink tills at your grocer through October and try these great City of Hope recipes to show your support too.: