Beech Mushroom has a high content of nutrients mainly to polysaccharides as the active compounds. Other nutrients such as fiber, protein, and low-fat content which is beneficial for those having non-communicable diseases. It contains potassium, phosphorus followed by zinc, magnesium, and copper. It is a rich in ergosterol steroids, riboflavin, provitamin D2, biotin and niacin.
Low in cholesterol
Beech mushroom has dietary fiber which promotes fecal excretion of bile acids and reduces insulin response. It lowers serum total cholesterol concentrations but also atherosclerotic lesion formation.
Prevents parasitic infection
Beech mushrooms have protease enzymes which have a nematicidal effect on Panagrellus redivivus and bovine infective larvae which affects animals, plants, and humans and protects them from parasitic diseases.
Beech Mushroom is rich in glycoprotein (HM-3A), beta-(1-3)-glucan, armor in, hypsizipreno, and hyping which inhibits the proliferation of various cancer cells such as leukemia, breast, hepatoma, sarcoma, lung carcinoma cells. It is a good source of anticancer agents.
Hopsin possesses antifungal activity against pathogenic fungi such as Physalospora piricola, Mycospharella arachidicola, Fusarium oxysporum, and Botrytis cinerea.
Beech Mushroom consists of angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is oligopeptide that lowers blood pressure and reduces the chances of stroke in persons with hypertension.
Beech Mushroom has a high content of phenolic compounds, polysaccharides, and flavonoids. It inhibits inflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress and prevents lung failure.
Beech Mushroom is rich in phenolic and flavonoid content which is beneficial for preventing bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Serratia marcescens, Bacillus subtilis, and Staphylococcus aureus.
Rich in antioxidants
Beech Mushroom has flavonoids, steroids, phenol, and ascorbic acid which are biologically active components that prevent oxidative stress-mediated disease through radical scavenging activity.
Diabetes and weight management
Hypsiziprenol, polysaccharides, hyping and dietary polyphenols found in Beech mushroom helps to lower fat depositions without affecting body weight loss by activating obesity-related gene which is associated for oxidation and lipolysis. Moreover, its intake helps to reduce the fasting plasma insulin and plasma glucose, increase antioxidant contents and modulate glycemic index and regulates both insulin resistance and obesity.
Culinary uses of beech mushroom
Add it to stir-fried foods including seafood and wild game.
Use it in stews, soups, and sauces.
It could be slow-roasted at a low temperature with a small amount of butter or cooking oil.
Saute mushrooms in olive oil seasoning with soy, green onions, ginger, or stock.
It pairs well with red bell peppers and citrus fruits.
It could be stored in a refrigerator for 10 days.
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