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Button Mushroom

Button Mushroom (Agaricus spp.) is the most popular mushroom variety grown and consumed the world over. Mushrooms are highly proteinaceous and are used as food. The white button mushroom is sold as fresh mushroom or is canned and made into soups, sauces and other food products.  Protein in mushrooms have 60-70 % digestibility and contains all the essential amino acids. It has medicinal properties also. A high amount of retene is present in the button mushroom which is supposed to have an antagonistic effect on some forms of tumors. 


Oyster Mushroom

The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, is a common edible mushroom. Long cultivated in Asia, it is now cultivated around the world for food. It is related to the similarly cultivated "king oyster mushroom". The Oyster Mushroom is widespread in temperate and subtropical forests throughout the world. It is a saprotroph that acts as a primary decomposer on wood, especially deciduous, particularly beech. The mushroom usually is not fussy where it grows, however it does not like to grow near stinging nettles. This is probably due to the high acidity of the nettles. The oyster mushroom is also one of the few known carnivorous mushrooms. Its mycelia can kill and digest nematodes, which is believed to be a way in which the mushroom obtains nitrogen.