fungi

Mushrooms

Mushrooms provide selenium and vitamins B and D. Of 300 edible species, 30 have been domesticated, and 10 are grown commercially. Wild harvest is the largest source of commercially important species, despite advances in domestication. Food safety issues with edible mushrooms are mostly due to improper food preservation and handling. Read more

Specialty Mushrooms

Key Facts All mushrooms are fungi.  Not all fungi are mushrooms Specialty mushrooms do not include button, crimini, and portabella Two recent outbreaks have occurred: Outbreak of Listeria infections linked to Enoki mushrooms, Salmonella Stanley infections linked to Wood Ear mushrooms Between 2000 and 2020, at least 4 wild mushroom-associated Read more