The indigo milk cap mushroom is unusually rich in dietary fibre, though little research has been done on its wider health and nutritional benefits. Photo: Pavel Toropov
The indigo milk cap mushroom is unusually rich in dietary fibre, though little research has been done on its wider health and nutritional benefits. Photo: Pavel Toropov
Wellness

5 must-try mushrooms full of health benefits from China that you probably haven’t heard of

  • From antioxidants to natural antidepressants, these mushrooms – ganba, horn of plenty, monkey head, beefsteak and indigo milk cap – are worth seeking out
  • Ganba, found only in China’s Yunnan province, may halt cancer cell growth; horn of plenty is full of vitamin B12; and beefsteak helps neutralise free radicals

The indigo milk cap mushroom is unusually rich in dietary fibre, though little research has been done on its wider health and nutritional benefits. Photo: Pavel Toropov
The indigo milk cap mushroom is unusually rich in dietary fibre, though little research has been done on its wider health and nutritional benefits. Photo: Pavel Toropov
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