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is there any mushrooms which count as 1 of your 5 a day? if so what size of portion?

All edible mushrooms can count towards your intake of fruit and vegetables. One serving is ½ cup. By the way, did you know that recommendations have increased from 5 a day? Click here to see how much you should be eating each day. You can find some delicious recipes that include mushrooms on this site by clicking here.

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