Button mushrooms are a low calorie, low sodium, fat-free food. Mushrooms are a good source of many different vitamins and minerals including phosphorous, the B vitamins, selenium, and copper.

Button mushrooms can be eaten raw or cooked. They have a mild flavor, but that flavor intensifies when the mushroom is cooked.

Think and Apply
There are many different B vitamins, each of which is an important metabolic cofactor or a precursor to a cofactor. Read the nutrition label and indicate whether mushrooms contain each of the following B vitamins:

  • Thiamin (B1),
  • Riboflavin (B2),
  • Niacin (B3),
  • Pantothenic acid (B5),
  • Pyridoxine (B6),
  • Biotin (B7),
  • Folate (B9),
  • Vitamin B12,
Mushroom Nutrition Information
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