These mushrooms grow in small groups and are traditionally eaten lightly cooked or raw. Enoki Mushrooms are a low calorie source of protein and contain complex carbohydrates.
Mushrooms generally contain high concentrations of Vitamin B. Enoki's are rich in niacin, which contains 23 percent of the recommended value in a 1 cup serving. Because Enoki mushrooms are rich in phytochemicals and antioxidant compounds it is a highly beneficial to the body.
Immune System Boosting Effects - Enoki mushrooms were long valued in Eastern Medicine because of the immune boosting properties. As the treatment of various cancers continues to evolve, mushrooms should be considered as an adjunct therapy. As with any phytochemical, the dose, concentration, absorption, and extraction methods play a role in the pharmacological effects, and these factors will be important in future studies. With more research and a better understanding of how different mushrooms elicit varied effects, it will be increasingly important that integrative clinicians work with oncologists to determine the appropriate treatment for each individual. Research into underlying mechanisms of mushrooms will continue to help in devising new strategies for treating cancer, preventing its long-term complications, and increasing survival. (Article)
Ergothioneine - The most unusual amino acid which contains substantial antioxidant efficacy is Ergotioneine. This assists in protection from oxidative stress and free radical damage.(Article)