I eat a lot more shiitake and oyster mushrooms after I learned about this compound. Anyone else here tracking it and adjusting their diet to accommodate it?
Ergothioneine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that acts as an antioxidant and has a unique role in the protection of mitochondria from oxidation. It is only obtained from dietary sources with mushrooms being a top source. (2) Depending on the variety, one serving of mushrooms can contain 2.4 to 4.9mg of ergothioneine. Mushrooms that contain the highest amounts of ergothioneine include King oyster, maitake, oyster, and shiitake varieties. It can also be found in black beans, red beans and oat bran.
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