Louisiana Harvest of the Month - Mushroom

Carl Motsenbocker, Besse, Crystal

Fun Facts About Mushrooms!

  • Mushrooms are neither plants nor animals.
  • They are classified as fungi.
  • When grown in sunlight, mushrooms produce vitamin D.
  • Very few foods are natural sources of this vitamin.
  • The white button mushroom is most common, but there are over 20 different species of edible mushrooms grown worldwide!

Mushrooms Are Nutritious and Good for You!

  • A cup of mushrooms has the same amount of potassium as a banana.
  • Mushrooms are nutrient-dense. They supply a wide variety of nutrients with few calories.
  • Mushrooms are the only vegetarian food that can produce vitamin D and are often the “meat” of vegetarian dishes.
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