Mushrooms and Fish - the healthy combination this Easter
Easter can be a time of indulgence. To balance this, and still enjoy the celebration, serve up the healthy combination of mushrooms and fish.
Mushrooms are not only packed full of flavour, but are a rich source of antioxidants, low in kilojoules, and contain a range of essential vitamins and minerals.
The tradition of eating fish or seafood at Easter is steeped in history, with Christians and no-Christians alike adopting the custom of eating fish at Easter as an alternative to meat.
Combining mushrooms and fish this Easter simply makes sense, delivering all the taste you crave, with the health benefits you deserve.
To celebrate, we have assembled a range of mushroom and fish recipes for you to enjoy. The great thing is that when you cook with mushrooms and seafood, you get all the rich, aromatic flavour of mushrooms, while keeping your seafood deliciously moist to the last bite.
What more do mushrooms offer?
- Mushrooms contain fewer kilojoules per 100g than almost any other food, making them ideal for anyone looking after their waistline.
- A single serve (three button mushrooms) has only 103 kJ.
- A single serve of mushrooms delivers 20% of your daily needs of a range of B group vitamins including riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and biotin.
- Mushrooms naturally have vitamin D. They are the only non-animal food to have natural vitamin D, generated automatically when they are exposed to light.
- The mushroom is ideally suited for weight control because it is low in fat and low in kilojoules making it suitable for everyone, including those who have heart disease or diabetes.
- Australian research suggests that women eating 10g mushrooms or more daily have a 50-65% lower risk of breast cancer compared to those women who don’t eat mushrooms. There are unique compounds in mushrooms that may protect us from both breast and prostate cancer.
- The mushroom has all the attributes of a superfood – nutrient-rich, flavour-rich, low in kilojoules, high in bioactive compounds, antioxidants, convenient and affordable.
More information on the many health benefits of mushrooms is available on our Health & Nutrition page