Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Feb 17, 2019 17:48:50 GMT 1
Mushrooms are the fleshy and edible fruit bodies of several species of macrofungi. They can appear either below ground (hypogeous) or above ground (epigeous) where they may be picked by hand.
Mushrooms are classified as vegetables in the food world, but they are not technically plants. They belong to the fungi kingdom. Although they are not vegetables, mushrooms provide several important nutrients.
Edible mushrooms are consumed for their nutritional value and occasionally for their supposed medicinal value. Whether mushrooms are edible or not may be defined by criteria that include absence of poisonous effects on humans and desirable taste and aroma.
Mushrooms have a unique taste and are packed with nutritional value. They are low in calories, are great sources of fiber and protein (good for plant-based diets).
They also provide many important nutrients, including B vitamins, selenium, potassium, copper, and (particularly when exposed to the sun) vitamin D.
Mushrooms are mainly used in home cooking, as an ingredient in dehydrated meals and spices, and as an ingredient in healthy food and pharmacy products.
Some health benefits of mushrooms
1) Aids digestion and weight management
Dietary fiber in mushrooms plays an important role in weight management by functioning as a "bulking agent" in the digestive system.
2) Fights Cancer
Mushrooms are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are chemicals that get rid of free radicals, a type of chemical that can harm a person's body cells, potentially leading to cancer.
The high fiber content in mushrooms protect against diabetics send can help lower blood glucose levels.
4) Heart health
The fiber, potassium and vitamin C content in mushrooms all contribute to cardiovascular health and helps to lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.
The beta-glucan fibers found in the cell walls of mushrooms stimulate the immune system to fight cancer cells and prevent tumors from forming.
Exporting the product
Dried mushroom is the product obtained from the fresh, edible and cleaned mushroom which is dried whole or has been trimmed to the desired styles and dried.
A large share of mushrooms that are exported are dried in order to preserve them till they are consumed.
Global market for mushrooms
Germany, France, the Netherlands and Italy offer the best opportunities for exports of dried mushrooms. In addition, market opportunities can be found on the growing markets of Latvia, Lithuania, and Central and Eastern Europe.
When exporting the product, the basic requirements include:
Absence of insect damage;
Absence of foreign bodies;
Sizing - differs for every type of dried mushrooms
Quality of mushrooms