Hericium erinaceus, also known as monkey mushroom and monkey mushroom, is the scientific name Hericium erinaceus, which is named after its similar appearance to the monkey head. Hericium erinaceus has a mellow taste and delicious meat. It is called four famous dishes together with abalone, bear paw and bird’s nest. Among the fungi, Hericium erinaceus is second only to Ganoderma lucidum in terms of preciousness. It is rare to find. In ancient times, it was a delicacy that could only be enjoyed by palaces and palaces, and it was called “meat and Chinese vegetarian”. Hericium erinaceus is not only a delicious ingredient, but also a traditional Chinese medicinal material, which has the effect of harmonizing the stomach. Today, the editor will give you a detailed introduction to the efficacy and function of Hericium erinaceus, let’s understand it together.

The nutritional value of Hericium


Hericium erinaceus is a rare species of mushrooms. It is one of the eight “mountain treasures” in my country. It has the reputation of “mountain delicacy monkey mushroom and seafood shark fin”. Hericium erinaceus is flat in nature, sweet in taste, rich in protein, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, polysaccharides, amino acids and a variety of minerals. It has the functions of strengthening the body, nourishing the stomach and neutralizing the body, replenishing essence and insufficiency, and anti-aging. According to measurements, each 100g of fresh monkey mushrooms contains 2.4g protein, 4.3g cellulose, 0.1g fat, 0.46 mg vitamin E, 4 mg vitamin C, 0.1 mg niacin, 323.9 mg sodium, 13 mg potassium, 37 mg phosphorus, and 7 magnesium. Mg, 24 mg of calcium. The dried Hericium edodes contains 26.3g of protein and 4.2g of protein per 100g, which is a typical high-protein and low-fat food. Hericium erinaceus contains as many as 17 kinds of amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids. In addition, Hericium erinaceus also contains dextran, hericine, ergosterol, herin, polysaccharides and so on.


Efficacy and function of Hericium erinaceus


1.Prevent stomach problems


Hericium erinaceus is recognized as a holy product for nourishing the stomach. This is because the monkey mushroom polysaccharides and amino acids it contains can protect and regulate the function of the digestive system and repair the damaged gastric mucosa. It can also kill the pylorus that causes gastritis and digestive ulcers. Helicobacter has a good effect on chronic gastritis, gastric ulcer and hyperacidity.


2.Prevent cardiovascular disease


Hericium erinaceus is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, which can help reduce blood cholesterol and triglyceride content, and is beneficial to heart and cerebral blood circulation. It is a good food therapy for cardiovascular patients such as hyperglycemia and hyperlipemia.


3.prevent cancer


The polysaccharides, peptides, volatile oils and amino acids in Hericium erinaceus can inhibit the synthesis of genetic material in cancer cells, thereby playing a role in preventing and treating gastrointestinal tumors such as gastric cancer and esophageal cancer.

4.Nourish the stomach


The polysaccharide contained in Hericium erinaceus can promote blood circulation under the gastric mucosa, enhance the function of the esophageal mucosal barrier, and improve the disease resistance of the esophagus and stomach.


5.Strengthen immunity


Hericium erinaceus is rich in a variety of nutrients, such as protein, vitamins, amino acids, fats, vitamins, cellulose and minerals calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, etc. Regular consumption can improve the body’s immunity and prevent digestive tract cancer and other malignancies The occurrence of tumors.


6.reduce cholesterol


Hericium erinaceus is rich in dietary fiber. Regular consumption can help reduce blood cholesterol content, prevent arteriosclerosis caused by aging and blockage of blood vessels, and have a positive effect on preventing obesity, cerebral hemorrhage and other diseases.


7.aid digestion


Hericium erinaceus contains as many as 17 natural amino acids and is rich in polysaccharides, which can regulate the function of the digestive system and help digestion. It is often used to assist in the treatment of gastritis, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer and other digestive tract diseases.


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