HEALTHY COOKING SERIES
Mushrooms are healthy and delicious when cooked. You can use them as an alternative to meat – over rice, in tacos, omelettes, salads, and many other ways. You’ll not be disappointed!
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Are Raw Mushrooms Carcinogenic?
Experts suggest that all mushrooms should be cooked before eating for two reasons:
1. Release of Nutrients
Raw mushrooms are indigestible due to of their tough cell walls, and cooking is necessary to release their nutrients.
2. Cooking Destroys Toxins
More importantly, mushrooms contain small amounts of toxins, including a compound considered carcinogenic, which is destroyed through cooking because these compounds are not heat stable.