- Mushrooms are
fruiting bodies of some members of a lower group of plants, known as
- The exotic flavour
and taste and fleshiness of mushroom have made it an important delicacy
in human diet.
- Nutritionally, it is
rich in proteins, vitamins (B, C and D) and minerals. Cholesterol and
sodium content of mushroom is low. It is also known to have medicinal
values and certain varieties of mushrooms can inhibit growth of
- Of the various types
of mushrooms presently cultivated in the world, eight are important.
These are : button, oyster, straw, shikate, woody ear, winter, silver
ear and nameko. These account for 99 per cent of the total world
production of mushrooms.
- In India only three
types, namely, button, oyster and straw mushrooms are commercially
China is investing heavily in
fermenter technology for growing mushroom mycelium of medicinal species.
Spawn is a medium that is
impregnated with mycelium made from a pure culture of the chosen mushroom
Spawn production is a fermentation
process in which the mushroom mycelium will be increased by growing
through a solid organic matrix under controlled environmental conditions.
- The lack of marketing
avenues for mushrooms is a cause for the lack of interest among farmers
in taking up cultivation.
- The major importers
of canned button mushroom are Germany, USA, France, Belgium Sweden,
Norway and UK
- The major exporters
are Holland, China, France, Spain, Hongkong, Taiwan, Indonesia and South
- Though India’s
present share in world production and trade of button mushroom is
meager, its future potential is rated as high.
- The size of the units
that are being set up in India have production capacities ranging from
250 to 3500 tonnes of fresh button mushrooms per year.
- There are number of
Institutions providing consultancy services and Training Opportunities
Entrepreneur who want
more information ,
check this link or email given below
- Where do we get training?
check with Urban Horticulture
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
New No.P44 (old no.37), 6th Avenue
Annanagar, Chennai- 600 040
Phone: 044-26263484/ Fax : 044- 26263484
e.mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- How to sell the Musrooms?
Check with retail shops
- How much Investment is required?
You can do it as cottage industry with less
that Rs. 100,000
or invest about Rs.75 lacs for 2 ton per day capacity
- What are the Safety Issues?
FOOD HYGIENE AND HEALTH LABORATORY
Dr. Abhay Desai. Director,
A,609/613,5TH FLOOR & A,512/513
4TH FLOOR MEGA CENTER,
MAGARPATTA, SOLAPUR ROAD.
HADAPSAR, PUNE - 411013,(M.S.),
TELE–FAX :91 –20 –26890197 / 26890347
CELL - 09881237321
- How to know the Technology
National Centre for Mushroom, Chambaghat, Solan, Himachal
Pradesh-173213, [Tel: (01792) 30451, 30767]
- Is there any association of Mushroom
Indian Mushroom Growers Association
Mushroom Research Laboratory,
College Of Agriculture,
- What are the links to see for
understanding of the Mushroom Industry?
Mushroom Marketing .
Mushroom Casing Soil
21 Murugappan St, SwamyNagar
Ullagaram, Chennai - 600091, India.
91 44 22421080 Email :
numbers:9940043898, 9444008898 Fax : 91 44