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Robert Beelman, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health, at Pennsylvania State University, discusses the nutritional and medicinal properties of mushrooms. 8/23/2018

Did you know that a compound largely found in mushrooms could help prevent neuro-degenerative diseases? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Robert Beelman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Food Science, and Director of the Center for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health, at Pennsylvania State University. Beelman will describe the unique nutritional and medicinal properties of mushrooms, including epidemiological research their potential for reducing the risk of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons’ diseases. Beelman will describe the soil-nutrition connection, mushroom nutrition, especially ergothioneine, and it’s relationship to health.

Related website: https://theconversation.com/how-the-lowly-mushroom-is-becoming-a-nutritional-star-88527

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