Celebrating National Mushroom Month

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Celebrating National Mushroom Month

National Mushroom Month is celebrated each year throughout the month of September. During this time, the USDA takes advantage of the opportunity to educate people on the versatility mushrooms offer, including health benefits.

The Mushroom Capital of the World is located just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a small town known as Kennett Square. This is where over a million pounds of mushrooms are produced in one day.

Mushrooms contain a ton of nutrients and area an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. As scientists continue to study mushrooms, there is hope to discover possible medicinal uses.

Mushrooms are either edible and non-edible. Almost all mushrooms available at the store are cultivated and not wild. The most common cultivated mushroom are white button, flavorful cremini, earthy portobello, shiitake, and the delicate oyster.

On tomorrow’s This Land, the deadly mushrooms to avoid while foraging for them.

I’m Cathy Isom …