- 日本家政学会誌 (ISSN:09135227)
- vol.55, no.9, pp.725-732, 2004-09-15
Although, mushrooms have low nutritional value and are not easily digested, it is desirable to include them in the diet since they are rich in dietary fiber and vitamin D. This study evaluates the awareness of dietary habit and nutritional value among students studying nutrition and their families, with the objective of increasing the consumption of mushrooms and improving healthful dietary habits. Sixty percent of both the students and their families reported that they liked mushrooms, the orders of preference being shiitake, bunashimeji, maitake, and winter mushrooms (enokitake). Seventy percent of the students and their families ate mushrooms at least once a week. Tempura cooking style was least preferred the students. Both the students and their families value freshness and price when buying mushrooms, and purchase mushrooms because of their good taste. They also perceive mushrooms as being expensive.