Button mushroom

(Agaricus bisporus)

Other names: Common Mushroom, White Mushroom, Cultivated Mushroom, Table Mushroom, Champignon, Swiss Brown Mushroom, Roman Brown Mushroom, Italian Brown Mushroom, Crimini Mushroom, Cremini Mushroom, Chestnut Mushroom, Baby Bella, Portobello, Portabella, Šampinjon, Champignon, Champiñón

Button mushrooms live in European and North America grasslands, fields, and meadows. It is rare wild, but it is one of the most cultivated mushrooms in the world. The original wild button mushroom has a brownish cap, but the form of the mushroom that prevails in shops is the cultivated one, bearing a white cap.

Button mushrooms contain rich nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, fibers, minerals, and vitamins. Its active ingredients are polysaccharides, lipopolysaccharides, essential amino acids, peptides, glycoproteins, nucleosides, triterpenoids, lectins, fatty acids, and their derivatives.

Button mushrooms have antimicrobial, anticancer, antidiabetic, antihypercholesterolemic, antihypertensive, hepatoprotective, and antioxidant activities. Ergosterol, their phenolic compound, showed an inhibitory effect on breast cancer cell lines. Scientists found that boiling or cooking button mushrooms do not reduce their medicinal properties.

Button mushrooms may be beneficial for high cholesterol, microbial diseases, cardiovascular problems, liver diseases, and boosting immunity.

Compliance: food or food ingredient, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

Please check your local regulation.

These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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