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Updated 27 February 2013

Shiitake mushrooms

These mushrooms are thought to lower cholesterol, to stimulate the immune system and to help fight cancer.

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Shiitake mushrooms are thought to lower cholesterol, to stimulate the immune system and to help fight cancer.

These mushrooms are high in B vitamins and cholesterol-lowering fibre. They are often used in oriental medicines.

These mushrooms add a rich flavour to many different types of dishes, but are low in calories. They are fairly low in calories and can be eaten freely.


Calories 42
Fibre 2 g
Folate 25 mcg
Per 100g
 
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