Mushroom is a vegetarian delicacy and a suitable substitute for meat and eggs. It is easily digestible. It is very popular in most of the developed countries and is being accepted in many developing countries. Market for mushroom is growing rapidly because of ots rich nutritional value and special taste aroma, flavor etc. Many exotic preparations are made from them like soup, pickles; it can be cooked in traditional way as standard vegetable. It is also used as stuffing for various food preparations and for garnishing. Its consumption is basically confined to the urban region.
Mushroom is a nutritious vegetarian delicacy and has many varieties. It contains many vitamins and minerals but is low on sugar and fat. It can be grown in artificially created and controlled environment. It needs a temperature between 20 and 30 C and a relative humidity of 55 to 75%. It can be ideally grown in hilly areas or in in artificially controlled sheds in plains. Fresh mushrooms can be readily sold in market or processed and dried.