by aditya abhishek
There are about 14,000 species in the world. Out of which only 2000 species are considered edible. And among these, only around 650 species are widely cultivated.
Button, Oyster, Portobello, Shitake, Enoki, Morel, Straw, and Lion's Mane mushroom are produced & consumed on a large scale.
90% of the total mushroom produced & consumed in the world are button mushrooms. They are rich in protein, vitamin-B, riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid.
They are quite famous in East Asian countries and are known for low water content, high nutritive value, and smoky flavour.
Oyster mushrooms are easy to cultivate and consuming them can help you in ensuring good heart health. They also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Highly popular in Japan because of their fruity flavour, Enoki mushroom is also known as Velvet Shank.
One of the most economically profitable mushroom in the world is Morel mushroom. They contain very high amount of vitamins, copper, and potassium.
They are also popular as Cep mushrooms and are widely used in Italian cooking. Portobello mushroom has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancer properties.
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