Q. I've heard that mushrooms contain carcinogens. Is that true?

A. Some researchers have suggested that enzymes in the digestive system can convert agaritine, a natural substance found in several mushrooms of the Agaricus species (which includes the common “button” mushroom) into carcinogenic by-products or free radicals. However, there is no conclusive evidence showing a link. In fact, the reverse may be possible since mushrooms contain selenium, beta-glucans and other substances that may have anticarcinogenic properties. So dig in and enjoy, from portobellos to porcinis! Search for healthy mushroom recipes.


No biggy, their tastiness out shines thier cancery-ness.


06/30/2014 - 4:52pm

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