Shimeji mushroom is known for its high therapeutic value with significant antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, anti-tumor, anti-atherosclerotic, antihypertensive, anti-aging and cholesterol-lowering properties.
This mushroom contains a high amount of nutrients mainly to polysaccharides as the active compounds. Other nutrients like protein, fiber, energy and low-fat content which is beneficial for those having noncommunicable diseases.
It also contains potassium phosphorus followed by magnesium, zinc, and copper.
Other than this it is also a rich source of ergosterol steroids, provitamin D2, riboflavin, biotin, and niacin.