Mushroom

Binomial name: Agaricus bisporus (Lange) Sing.

Mushrooms are formed by a central foot and a cap or pileus.

Origin: protected growing of crops was initiated in France from the 17th century.

Medicinal values: mushrooms, because of its low energetic contribution, are ideal for weight loss diets. They are very appropriate for childs and teenagers due to its high phosphorus content, as they are growing and they need this mineral.

Caloric value per 100 g: 28 kcal

Varieties: Common (white) and Wild (brown).

Curiosities: mushrooms already were known by Egyptians, those who considered them a source of immortality. For some civilisations, they were an exquisite delicacy of the upper social classes.