Mushrooms’ Efficacy

Mushrooms, the World’s Health Food

Mushrooms are abundant in vitamins, minerals,
and dietary fiber.
About the nutrients within mushrooms;
a healthy ingredient attracting attention around the world

*Calorie values may change for perishable foods depending on the circumstances at the time of distribution.

Low-calorie, Peace of Mind

Energy

Mushrooms are approximately 90% water and contain virtually no fat, and therefore very low in calories. They also fill the stomach quickly, so there is no reason not to use them to make low-calorie meals!

Energy

*Calorie values may change for perishable foods depending on the circumstances at the time of distribution.

Packed Full of Dietary Fiber

Dietary Fiber

Dietary Fiber

Dietary fiber is known for its effectiveness in preventing and relieving constipation. Mushrooms are rich in dietary fiber, exceeding that contained in cabbage and other vegetables.
In recent years, dietary fiber has been receiving attention as the 6th nutrient, after the five main nutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals). Dietary fiber provides the following functions.
1. Improvement in bowel movement.
2. Helpful in preventing lifestyle diseases such as arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), diabetes and colon cancer.

It is said that the dietary fiber intake of present-day Japanese is particularly low. Therefore, mushrooms, rich in dietary fiber, are a food group that should be consciously incorporated into everyone’s diets.

Mushrooms: Hokuto data
Other foods: Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan - 2015 (Seventh Revised Version)

*Calorie values may change for perishable foods depending on the circumstances at the time of distribution.

Plenty of Vitamins & Minerals too

Compared with ordinary vegetables, mushrooms contain large amounts of vitamins B and D.
Vitamin B1 metabolizes carbohydrates and relieves fatigue, while vitamin B2 metabolizes fats and helps produce healthy skin and hair.

Mushrooms: Hokuto data Other foods: Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan - 2015 (Seventh Revised Version)

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2

Folic Acid

Folic acid belongs to the B vitamin group and is required for the physical development of fetuses, particularly in the early stages of development. Therefore, proactive intake is recommended for women who are hoping to conceive or who are pregnant. It also influences red blood cell development, making it effective in prevention against anemia. It is a nutrient that everyone should get plenty of.

Mushrooms: Hokuto data
Other foods: Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan - 2015 (Seventh Revised Version)

Folic Acid

Potassium

Potassium prompts the ejection of excess sodium, decreasing blood pressure, making it the savior of present-day Japanese eating habits (high salt consumption). If taken properly, it also helps reduce swelling. Active intake of this nutrient during the hot summer is particularly important, as it is lost through the act of sweating.

Mushrooms: Hokuto data
Other foods: Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan - 2015 (Seventh Revised Version)

Potassium

*Calorie values may change for perishable foods depending on the circumstances at the time of distribution.

Healthy Living Through Amino Acids

Ornithine

Ornithine*

Recently, health supplements containing amino acids have become commonplace, but mushrooms are also abundant in amino acids, which are great for our growing children.
Ornithine, well known for its use in dietary supplements, is not only effective in burning fat, but it also provides assistance to liver function. For this reason, it is said to be a nutrient that is good for relieving fatigue and preventing hangovers.

*All measured values are free ornithine amounts. Hokuto data

GABA

GABA belongs to the amino acids group and is known for its effectiveness as a relaxant, able to curb feelings of irritation and nervousness.
Recent research has shown that GABA is found in large quantities within mushrooms (particularly in bunashimeji and bunapi). For working adults who are feeling the effects of stressful society, this is one nutrient that should be highly valued.

The 16th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Mushroom Science and Biotechnology
(Kazuko Iwamoto, Mizuho Kusuda, Yasuhisa Fukuta, Takao Terashita, Norifumi Shirasaka {Kindai University Graduate School of Agriculture, Osaka Prefecture University / Faculty of Agriculture)

GABA

*Calorie values may change for perishable foods depending on the circumstances at the time of distribution.

Enhancing Immunity

Fresh Agaricus Mushrooms

Fresh Agaricus Mushrooms

The cell walls of mushrooms contain large quantities of beta glucans, a type of dietary fiber.
Beta glucans are known for activating immune strength, raising our bodies’ protective function.
Mushrooms contain various beta glucans that are said to be highly effective.

Agaricus mushrooms have been heavily researched, and are now used as dietary supplements. Through proprietary research and techniques, Hokuto has succeeded in the cultivation of agaricus mushrooms that can be provided to the consumer while fresh (normally not possible).

Attracting Lots of Attention from the Medical World

Through collaborative research, Hokuto and universities have obtained experimental data that can help prevent arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), constipation, and liver disorder.