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Asian-Style Ginger Mushrooms for Better Digestion [Recipe]

Have you tried making Asian-style ginger mushrooms when you’re feeling indigested? The combination of mushrooms and ginger is perfect for when you have GI distress of all sorts.

This dish will only take a few minutes to make. So, you can enjoy it for a quick lunch, side dish, or as a healthy snack.

Try These Asian-Style Ginger Mushrooms And Balance Your Digestion

Let’s start by discussing the GI benefits in mushrooms

If you have heard about mushrooms before, you may already know that this vegetable is fantastic for aiding digestion. It also helps with fighting inflammation in your bowel.

Because button mushrooms are high in complex polysaccharides that promote healthy gut microbiota. These include chitin, hemicellulose, β and α-glucans, mannans, xylans, and galactans.

When you eat mushrooms, you give your gut the nutrients it needs to allow healthy microorganisms to grow, digest, and absorb nutrients.

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Furthermore, a healthy gut microbiome promotes bowel movements, allows for fiber absorption, and can help fight off pathogens. If you suffer from digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome, eating mushrooms can give your GI tract the help it needs.

Ginger is a healthy digestive medicine

This flowering plant originally from China. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and its root has been used for centuries to reduce inflammation and fight free radicals.

The active compound in ginger, Gingerol, has been proven to reduce nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness.

More so, eating ginger speeds up digestion, helping you get relief when you feel indigested, bloated, or constipated. Many people even consume ginger when undergoing medical treatments, such as chemotherapy or surgery.

Combine ginger and mushrooms for a healthy digestive process

By mixing mushrooms with ginger you are giving your body the boost it needs for digesting anything.

Both foods are highly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory as well, which protects your body against any outside infections or pathogens.

Discover another Asian-style mushroom recipe here: For a Change Tonight, Go with These Asian Marinated Mushrooms [Recipe]

Asian-Style Ginger Mushrooms

Recipe by Maja Lundell


  • 2 tbsp peanut oil

  • 1 1/2 lbs. (675 g) white button mushrooms cleaned quartered

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

  • 1 tbsp ginger minced

  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil

  • 2 scallions, sliced


  • Add 1 tbsp of peanut oil to a pan over medium heat.
  • Then add the mushrooms and cook for 6 minutes.
  • Turn the heat to high, and let the mushroom cook for 7 more minutes.
  • Then add the rest of the peanut oil.
  • After that, lower the heat and allow to cook for an extra 8 mins.
  • Add in the ginger with sesame seeds and wait for it to cook for 40 sec.
  • You can now stir in the rice vinegar, sugar and soy sauce, and let them cook for 1 min while continuously stirring.
  • Turn off the heat, and stir in the sesame oil. Serve warm with sour cream and garnish it with scallions.
  • Enjoy!