Butter fungus - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

Picture of Butter fungus

Butter fungus consists of 0% fat, 2% protein, 0% carbs, 5% fiber and 91% water. Butter fungus has 20 calories per 100g, that is 33% lower than other foods in Mushrooms. In total 0% of the calories in Butter fungus are from fat, 40% from protein and 0% from carbohydrates.

  • Very low Glycemic Index Glycemic Index: 15
  • Very low in carbs Only 0.0g carbs in a serving of 150g
  • Low Glycemic Load Glycemic Load: 0.0

Can you eat Butter fungus for a low carb diet?

With 0.0015g of carbs and a Glycemic Load of 0 in a portion of 150g, Butter fungus can be consumed for a ketogenic or low-carb diet. Butter fungus contains no Fructose, is Gluten free and has no Lactose.

Butter fungus: nutrition facts & data

Nutrition facts
per 100g
Butter fungus
avg Mushrooms[1]
Calories (kcal) 20.0 60.2
Fat (g) 0.0 0.8
Protein (g) 2.0 5.6
Carbohydrates (g) 0.0 1.3
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 0.0 1.3
Polysaccharides (g) 0.0 1.3
Fibers (g) 4.5 13.2
Sodium (mg) 5.0 39.4
Water (g) 91.0 75.0
[1] average of Mushrooms

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (150g) of Butter fungus contains:

  • 30.0 Calories
  • 0.0g of Fat
  • 3.0g of Protein
  • and 0.0g of Carbs
  • 7.5mg of sodium - 0.0% of the RDA for sodium.
  • 9.0mg of Magnesium, that covers 0.0% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 0.8mg of Zinc - 0.1% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 2.0mg of Iron - 0.2% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 285.0mg of Potassium - 0.1% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • 12.0mg of Vitamin C - 0.1% of the RDA for Vitamin C.
  • No Vitamin B12

For every gram of carbs in Butter fungus you get

  • 2,000.00 grams of protein compared to the average of 0.46g per gram of carbs among all foods. Other foods in Mushrooms have on average 4.47g of proteins per 1 gram of carbs.
  • 1.00 grams of fat (total average 0.66g, other foods in Mushrooms 0.60g)
  • 4,500.00 grams of fibers (total average 0.13g, other foods in Mushrooms 10.58g)

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Butter fungus?

per 100g
Butter fungus
Vitamin C (mg) 8.0 4.7
Vitamin E (mg) 0.1 0.1
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.1 0.1
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.4 0.6
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.1 0.1
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 25.0 40.9
Vitamin B12 (μg) 0.0 0.0
Retinol (μg) 0.0 0.0
beta-Carotene (μg) 0.0
[1] average of Mushrooms

Is Butter fungus rich in vitamins?


The following chart displays the amount of vitamins per portion Size (150g) for Butter fungus of the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]) for each vitamin in percent.

[1]Avg. RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for vitamins by clicking on the names in the table above.

Minerals in Butter fungus

per 100g
Butter fungus
Magnesium (mg) 6.0 25.1
Zinc (mg) 0.5 0.9
Sodium (mg) 5.0 39.4
Calcium (mg) 25.0 21.7
Iron (mg) 1.3 3.7
Potassium (mg) 190.0 880.4
Phosphorus (mg) 70.0 172.5
[1] average of Mushrooms

Is Butter fungus high in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Butter fungus we looked at the portion size (150g) and applied it to the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]). Data is shown in percent of RDA per portion size.

[1]RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for minerals by clicking on the names in the table above.

Carbohydrates in Butter fungus

0.0% of Butter fungus are carbs, per serving of 150g that makes 0.0g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Butter fungus
Monosaccharides (g) 0.0 0.7
Polysaccharides (g) 0.0 0.0
Total carbs (g) 0.0 1.3
[1] average of Mushrooms

How high are the Glycemic Index and the Glycemic Load for Butter fungus?

The Glycemic Index of Butter fungus is 15, which would be considered as low. The Glycemic Load in a normal serving is 0.0 and can be regarded as low.

Allergens in Butter fungus

  • is Gluten free
  • has no Lactose
  • no Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol in Butter fungus

Of the 0.0g total fat per 100g in Butter fungus, 0.1g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 0.2g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 0.0g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 0.0mg.