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If you want flavour and health without calories and fat, add #MightyMeatyMushroomsto your daily plate. Mushrooms aren’t just nutrient rich; they’re proven allies in the fight against heart

attacks, obesity and prostate

cancer, three major health risks for men.







Take a look at these facts:








So many good reasons to throw a handful of mushrooms into every meal and here’s another one: R15000 is up for grabs during June. Go to our website for details on how to stand a chance to get your share.



Why men need mushrooms

Even though research continues to indicate that nutrient-rich, delicious mushrooms are potential allies in the fight against obesity, heart attacks and prostate cancer, three of the major health risks for men, they don’t


always get the respect they deserve.


But take note; their meaty flavour and hearty texture is exactly what men want and what they need to stay lean and healthy. And, they’re virtually fat-free and low in calories and carbs. 


Mushrooms are also a good source of essential minerals such as heart healthy potassium (helpful to offset the effects of sodium and lower blood pressure) and selenium (that may protect against prostate cancer).  These nutritional heavyweights are also rich in anti-oxidants and Vitamins B and D.

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web capepinkpunnetThe Power of Pink
Protecting yourself while helping others

October 2015


Every year, during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, there’s a flurry of pretty pink mushroom punnets on Pick n Pay’s shelves. Why? To drive awareness of the potentially protective role mushrooms can play in the fight against breast cancer AND to raise funds to purchase silicone breast prostheses for disadvantaged women who cannot afford either the cost of silicone breast prostheses nor reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy.


One of the key findings of studies researching the cancer fighting potential of mushrooms from the Beckman Institute at the City of Hope Cancer Centre in California and the University of Australia in Sydney in collaboration with Zhejiang University in China, is that women who eat an average of 10gm of mushrooms a day, seem to halve their risk of breast cancer – a brilliant reason for women to make sure that mushrooms take centre stage on their plates every day of the year.


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Anti-Ageing? Bloom with a mushroom!

July 2015


Portabella and white button mushrooms rank with carrots, green beans, red peppers and broccoli as good sources of anti-ageing antioxidants, according to Penn State University. And as mushrooms are readily available on supermarket shelves and affordable, eating them may just be a better long term anti-ageing investment than those expensive creams!

In the 2005 study (, researchers found that eating ordinary Portabella mushrooms (the big browns) or white button mushrooms regularly, could prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases, as well as have significant anti-aging effect. N. Joy Dubost with Robert Beelman, professor of food science, identified mushrooms as an “abundant source of the anti-oxidant ergothionine”, a powerful anti-aging antioxidant. The Penn State study also showed that the anti-oxidant effect of mushrooms is due primarily to the presence of polyphenols.

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Reach 4 RecoveryPower of Pink

February 2015

The fight against breast cancer receives a boost

With just over R2m raised for Reach for Recovery over the 5 years of the mushroom industry’s Power of Pink campaign.

“The mushroom industry is very proud,” says SAMFA’s, chairperson Ross Richardson, “to announce that the 2014 campaign resulted in R445 643 being raised for Reach for Recovery. This brings the grand total, raised over the 5-year period, to R2 043928.00.

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web breastcancer2015All women are affected by breast cancer

October 2014


Mushrooms in pink punnets support the fight against breast cancer

In South Africa breast cancer is most prevalent amongst white and Asian women but it is also the second most common cancer among black and coloured women:


There has in fact also been an alarming increase in the incidence of breast cancer among young black South African women, a group that was previously considered to have the lowest breast cancer risk, is reported. . Similar reports from Europe and the United States also document the rise in early onset breast cancer among young black women.


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Banish the carbs, we're banting!

September 2014


Marvellous Mushrooms make it easy for non-meat eaters to join Prof Tim Noakes’s The Real Meal Revolution

Prof Noakes advocates eating a diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat. Mistakenly people are saying it’s a high protein diet, but he calls for only moderate amounts of protein but note, animal protein ( Why animal proteins? Because, says the Prof, they’re the only readily available source of “complete” proteins.

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