Mushroom can be cooked in different ways; it can be steamed, boiled and even grilled. It may be added in soups or had as a part of the salad. The calorie content in 1 oz of cooked mushroom is 8 calories, in 3 and a half oz cooked mushroom is 28 calories, 6 oz of cooked mushroom has 48 calories, 8 oz cooked mushroom contains 64 calories and 1 cup of cooked chopped mushroom has around 44 calories.
The calorie content in raw uncooked mushroom differs from the cooked one. One small sized raw mushroom has 2 calories, 1 medium sized raw mushroom has 4 calories, 1 large sized raw mushroom has 5 calories, 1 oz of raw mushroom has 6 calories, 1 cup of sliced mushrooms has 15 calories, 1 cup of whole mushroom has 21 calories, 3 and a half oz of mushroom has 21-22 calories, 6 oz of mushroom contains 36 calories and 8 oz of mushroom has 48 calories.
Mushroom has a good nutritional value. 1 oz of mushroom has 0.5 grams of proteins, 0.1 grams of carbohydrates, 0.1 grams of Fat and 0.3 grams of Fibre. It also contains various anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins. Mushrooms offer a good amount of all the required Vitamin B content include folate, niacin and riboflavin which are essential for the cell reproduction that helps in body’s metabolism. There are various species of mushrooms. The Shiitake mushroom proves to be good source of Vitamin D. Mushrooms also have a good amount of potassium, selenium and copper.
Mushrooms have a low level of fat but offer a good amount of fiber and proteins. The dietary fiber available from mushroom is good for bowel movement. It also helps control the blood sugar level and decreases the threat of diverticulosis. Dietary fiber is also found in good amount in oatmeal and legumes.