Pregnancy is a special time, but can require some careful attention to what you eat. Fungi are fabulous for pregnancy as they’re mild in flavour, very low in kilojoules, but are packed with the vitamins and minerals both mom and baby need. Mushrooms are rich in all sorts of B vitamins, which are essential nutrients during pregnancy. These include:

  • Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, which is involved in energy production and in maintaining healthy eyes, skin and red blood cells. Niacin, also called vitamin B3, which plays a role in digestion and nerve function; while pantothenic acid aids in both nerve function and hormone production. Portabellinis (small brown), white button, and portabella (big brown) mushrooms all have high levels of riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid.
  • Folate, another B-vitamin, is necessary for normal growth and development and can help to lower the risk of some birth defects. It plays an essential role in building new body cells by helping to produce DNA and RNA and works with vitamin B12 to form haemoglobin in red blood cells.

So make mushrooms a pregnancy must, whether it’s a decadent blended burgers you’re craving or a filling, fibre-rich and flavourful Mushroom Harvest Bowl for everyday energy and enjoyment.

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See the link above for easy access to our Mushroom Harvest Bowl recipe, or look through the various fungi offerings at to find flavours that hit just right.