Benefits of the king trumpet mushroom

Over the past decade, royal trumpet mushrooms have become extremely popular for their delightfully savory flavor and meaty texture. They are often used in soups and sandwiches – and as a vegetarian substitute for seafood, as they closely mimic the texture of scallops. These large mushrooms boast an impressive array of health benefits.

What are King Trumpet Mushrooms?

The royal trumpet mushroom (Pleurotus eryngii) it’s the the largest member of the oyster mushroom family, from which it gets another of its many names: ‘king oyster mushroom’. The more common name “royal trumpet,” as well as “french horn mushroom” and “trumpet royale,” refers to the mushroom’s trumpet-like cap, which extends from a thick stem. Royal trumpet mushrooms are native to the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East. But as their popularity has increased in recent years, they are now grown all over the world. They are especially popular in China and Japan for their umami taste.

Health Benefits of Royal Trumpet Mushrooms

Royal trumpet mushrooms aren’t just super tasty. They are also full of health-supporting nutrients, such as natural antioxidants. Royal trumpet mushrooms have a special high levels of ergothioneine, an antioxidant found in the mycelium and fruiting bodies of the mushroom and helps reduce free radical damage and oxidative stress. L-Ergothioneine is the only antioxidant that has been found to have its own cellular transport mechanism — it is the master antioxidant. Unlike other nutrients, L-Ergothioneine is not produced by the human body and must come from other sources in our diet. King Trumpet mushrooms also contain a high amount of selenium, another essential antioxidant. Several recent studies have shown even more impressive potential health benefits of royal trumpet mushrooms. These powerful superfoods have been proven to lower cholesterol and help with weight loss. And royal trumpet mushroom extracts have also been shown to have anti-viral properties and to supporting bone health.

How to add the King Trumpet mushroom to your diet

Whether for their amazing health properties or their delicious taste, royal trumpet mushrooms can easily be added to your diet. You can add them to soups, salads, stir fries, pasta, omelettes and even enjoy them in sandwiches. You can toast them and drizzle them with a creamy sauce like scallops.

You can try them in combination with other powerful mushrooms in curated blends of certified 100% organic Om Superfood mushrooms. Beauty, containing ingredients such as collagen peptides in addition to mushrooms, is a powder that combines King Trumpet with Chaga, Cordyceps, Maitake and Shiitake for strong, healthy hair, skin and nails. It is available both in capsule form and in the form of a flavored drink mix for comfortable daily consumption. Ohm Restore The formula includes King Trumpet with Cordyceps, Reishi and Antrodia camphorata mushrooms to provide detox support and boost energy. So whether you choose to bite into a whole King Trumpet mushroom every day or opt for Om blends, it’s never been easier or a better time to enjoy the full benefits of this king of superfood mushrooms.

Amy Smith is a health-conscious writer, educator, and mother of five who lives on a small plot of land in rural Pennsylvania. Produces informative, well-researched online content for a variety of clients in the fields of fitness, health and wellness, family and parenting.

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