There are about 300 species of edible mushrooms, but only about 10 that can be grown commercially.
One serving of mushrooms is equivalent to 5 white mushrooms.
One serving of mushrooms contains only 20 calories.
Mushrooms are nutrient dense containing a variety of antioxidants.
Kennett Square is the Mushroom Capital of the World and the state of Pennsylvania produces 65% of the US production.
September is National Mushroom Month.
Mushrooms were first cultivated in the U.S. in the late 1800’s.
The average consumer eats almost 4 pounds of mushrooms per year.
White mushrooms are the most popular mushroom followed by criminis.
Almost 90% of all consumers use mushrooms as an ingredient in recipes.
Mushrooms are the only natural fresh vegetable or fruit that contains Vitamin D.