OROGOLD – Mushrooms as a Source of Riboflavin’s Health Benefits
With the fall season round the corner, adding some mushrooms to your diets just might be an excellent idea. Although you can find mushrooms all round the year, they are at their freshest at this time of the year. And what better way to celebrate the National Mushroom Month than to have some mushrooms?
What makes mushrooms so amazing is that they are one of the most flexible and versatile dishes that you can ever cook. You can use them as an appetizer or as a main course and you can easily add them into any cuisine by simply altering the flavors and volumes. Mushrooms are the perfect substitute for meat among vegetarians and their rich taste makes them a sought after vegetable as well.
While there are several types of mushrooms that you can choose from, baby protobello mushrooms are considered to be particularly healthy for your skin and your health. Moreover, these mushrooms have a heartier flavor which makes them taste better as well.
Mushrooms are quite similar to humans when it comes to using sunlight to form Vitamin D. This Vitamin D helps to capture phosphorus and calcium, two minerals that are imperative for maintaining your strength and the health of your bone. Therefore, you can easily get your daily Vitamin D intake by simply having half a cup of mushrooms every day.
Talking about baby Portobello mushrooms, they provide excellent antioxidants to your skin that can help in protecting the skin from the damage caused by free radicals. These mushrooms are also known to be low in calories, sodium and fat. Other benefits offered by baby Portobello mushrooms are that they are extremely rich in potassium, copper and selenium.
However, the most important benefit offered by baby Portobello mushrooms is that they are believed to be one of the best sources of Riboflavin. Riboflavin is a component of Vitamin B that is extremely useful for your skin. It is yellowish in its color and is water soluble. It not only helps to prevent riboflavin deficiency in your body, it also helps out in treating acne conditions, reducing eye fatigue, maintaining healthy skin and hair, slowing down the signs of aging, treating burns, protecting the body from free radical damage and boosting the functioning of the immune system.
Moreover, Riboflavin is considered to be a very safe ingredient. It is a low hazard ingredient and there isn’t much danger associated with Riboflavin, whether you ingest it orally or apply it topically. Furthermore, even if you end up overdosing on Riboflavin, the body simply excretes the excessive Riboflavin by way of sweat or urine.
However, when dealing with baby Portobello mushrooms, you need to ensure that you are very careful with their handling and storage. Here are a few tips to help you deal with them.
- Always refrigerate these mushrooms in their original packaging after you purchase them.
- Do not store in your refrigerator for more than one week.
- Always store in a brown paper bag once the packaging has been opened.
- Sauteed mushrooms can be frozen. However, fresh mushrooms cannot be frozen.
- Never store these mushrooms close to pungent food items.
- Always wipe these mushrooms with a damp cloth before using them.