Everyone knows that mushrooms are often called "vegetable meat". However, it should be noted that there is very little protein in them (in fresh - only 2-4%, and in dried - up to 25%). For comparison, in meat this figure is 15-25%. There is also a little fat and carbohydrates in mushrooms, which, in fact, determines their low calorie content (only 14 kcal per 100 g).
How do mushrooms give a feeling of satiety? Nutritionists believe that a lot of fiber makes them nourishing. Hard, like chitin (a building material for the shell of many insects), it is digested in the human stomach for a very long time (about 4-6 hours) and puts a lot of stress on the gastrointestinal tract, especially on the gastric mucosa and pancreas.
Therefore, experts advise avoiding mushroom dishes for people suffering from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract such as stomach ulcers, gastritis, pancreatitis and cholecystitis.
Children under 5 years old should not be treated to mushrooms: their digestive system is not yet mature, which means that such a load may be unbearable for it.