Wood Ear Mushrooms

Not the same as the regular white or brown mushrooms that we all know so well. Wood ear mushrooms are thin, gray-ish brown to black color with a rubbery texture! They don't have caps or stems! They are usually sold dried and used in soups, stir fries and sometimes salads! They add a little flare to a regular dish!

Did I mention they also have many health benefits!?😍

✔Rich In Iron- an essential mineral for your body to produce blood cells, as well as many proteins! Hemoglobin and myoglobin are just two examples! If your body lacks iron you are more prone to developing anemia! 1 cup of wood ear mushrooms has 1.7 milligrams of iron, fulfilling about 9-21% of your daily recommended value! 

✔Calories, Sodium and Macronutrients- 1 cup of these mushrooms only contains 80 calories! They also don't contain any sugar, they only contain 10 milligrams of sodium per serving! They also contain many macronutrients, 2.6 grams of protein in each cup!!

✔Dietary Fiber- in just 1 cup of these fungi there is 19.6 grams of dietary fiber! That's more than half of the daily recommended intake! Consuming 2 cups of wood ear mushrooms a day would provide between 100-200% of the recommended daily intake! 

✔Vitamin B-2- AKA riboflavin, gives your immune system the support it needs which improves your body's ability to handle stress! Riboflavins also are essential for converting carbs into glucose to give your body energy! It also keeps your eyes, skin, hair and liver functioning and healthy! Vitamin B-2 is also an antioxidant that fights against the build up of free radicals! These bad guys can cause premature aging, increase the risk of cancer and heart disease! 

✔Blood- wood ear mushrooms can nourish your blood, activate blood flow, and clean your blood by detoxing blood vessels. They can also assist in the prevention of the blood coagulation, thrombosis, and embolism. By eating them regularly, You can prevent atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.

✔TCM- Yin, wood ear mushrooms increase the production of body fluids which help nourish your Yin. This will also help treat insomnia that is caused by a Yin deficiency! 

Find Wood Ear Mushrooms online or in a local Chinese market!

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