Chanterelle – the “Forest Gold”

Chanterelle – “Forest Gold” and vitamin B bomb. Nutrient score (A+)1.

These wild mushrooms growing in the deep tree-shadows, have the nutritional value that will blow you away.

Known for their delicate taste and rich, exotic aroma chanterelles may have been stumbling upon your plate, here and there.

Chanterelles have 41% more Potassium than Bananas and among the highest known natural concentrations of vitamin D, and B vitamins which play a fundamental role in converting food into energy and keeping the nervous system active and healthy.

Chanterelle vs Banana Potassium content

Chanterelle nutrition

Now that the surface has been scratched, let’s dive deeper. Per 100g, raw chanterelle contain:

  • 3.47 mg of Iron – 44% of necessary daily intake
  • 0.354 mg of Copper – 40% of necessary daily intake
  • 0.286 mg of Manganese – 12.4 % of necessary daily intake
  • 506 mg of Potassium – 11% of necessary daily intake
  • 5.3 µg of Vitamin D – 35% of necessary daily intake

 

If you are not familiar with the importance of these elements for the human brain and body function, here is a short summary:

Iron is carrying life-giving oxygen to human blood cells and its deficiency often causes weakness and fatigue. It is an essential mineral in our bodies important for muscle and brain function and increased brain development.

Copper – The health benefits of copper include efficient utilization of iron, proper enzymatic reactions, as well as improved health of connective tissues, hair, and eyes. It is also integral for preventing premature aging and increasing energy production.

Manganese – helps the body form connective tissue, bones, blood-clotting factors, and sex hormones. It also plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation. Manganese is also necessary for normal brain and nerve function.

Potassium – Important for making your body and brain work better and recover faster. And it does it on many different levels.

Vitamin D has multiple roles in the body, helping to maintain the health of bones and teeth; support the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system; regulate insulin levels and aid diabetes management; support lung function and cardiovascular health.

Full nutrient table:

 

Nutrient Unit Value per 100 g of raw Chanterelles % daily necessary intake
Minerals
Magnesium, Mg mg 13 3.1%
Potassium, K mg 506 11 %
Manganese, Mn mg 0.286 12.4 %
Copper, Cu mg 0.353 40.02 %
Iron, Fe mg 3.47 44.01 %
Selenium, Se µg 2.2 4 %
Calcium, Ca mg 15 1.5 %
Zinc, Zn mg 0.71 6.4 %
Vitamins
B1 (Thiamin) mg 0.015 1.24 %
B2 (Riboflavin) mg 0.215 16.52 %
B3 (Niacin) mg 4.085 25.53 %
B5 (Pantothenic acid) mg 1.075 21.51 %
B6 (Pyridoxine) mg 0.044 3.42 %
B9 (Folate) µg 2 0.5 %
B12 µg 0.24 10.11 %
Vitamin D µg 5.3 35.12%

 

Due to their remarkable chemical composition, this ultimate superfood is an indispensable ingredient in every Mushroom Cups coffee blend.

[1]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27476275

[2]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23419403