Have you ever seen a small yellowish-white mushroom that looks like a lid on a hat? This unique Japanese-shaped mushroom is known as the enoki mushroom. A study in Japan found that enoki mushrooms can prevent cancer that becomes a scourge for almost everyone. Is not it true? Check out the following reviews. You can learn more about cancer by visiting hope4cancer.
The enoki mushroom (gold mushroom) has the Latin name Flammulina velutipes or Flammulina populicola. Usually, enoki mushrooms grow in winter near conifer trees (dead leaf trees) that have died. In addition to growing in the wild, this mushroom is also cultivated by farmers. Only, this mushroom has a different shape depending on where the mushroom is growing. The mushroom that grows in the wild looks shorter and bigger caps, while the farmer grows longer, brownish, with a slightly smaller cap.
Enoki mushrooms become one of the fungi that offer many nutrients. In 100 grams of dried enoki mushrooms, the nutritional content includes:
53 percent carbohydrates (31 percent of complex carbohydrates and 22 percent are other forms of sugar)
26 percent protein
26 percent dietary fiber
3 percent fat (1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 1.2 grams total unsaturated fat, and 0.23 grams of saturated fat)
A number of minerals and vitamins such as 0.35 grams of thiamine, 10.9 grams of pantothenic acid, 61 mg niacin, 1.67 mg riboflavin, 14 mg calcium, o, 61 copper, 8.3 mg iron, 3,100 potassium, 54 mg, and 19 mg of sodium.
In addition, enoki mushrooms are also rich in antioxidants such as ergothioneine and soluble fiber that are effective in reducing the amount of bad cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and lowering blood sugar levels in the body.
In addition to being used as food, enoki mushrooms are the first mushroom studied nutrients to prevent cancer. Enoki mushrooms contain two compounds that are bound to proteins, namely prolamin and flammulin. After testing, both of these compounds showed better immune system activity against melanoma cancer than turkey tail fungi. The number of studies currently show the potential of enoki mushrooms in preventing cancer. However, further research is needed on humans about what kind and how much mushroom consumption can reduce cancer death rates.