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The toxic mushroom Amanita muscaria, commonly known as "fly agaric."
Scientific classification

A mushroom (also called a toadstool) is the part of a fungus that is comparable to the fruit of a plant. Unlike plants, mushrooms do not use sunlight to generate energy for themselves. Some mushrooms are edible, and are used for cooking in many countries, such as China, Korea and Europe. Other mushrooms, however, are poisonous, and can cause severe illness or death if eaten. People who search for edible mushrooms are called mycophagists, meaning "mushroom eater", while the act itself is called "mushrooming".[1] Mushrooms have been known to support bone health and to regulate blood sugar in diabetics. It is available in Different colours and Shapes.[2]

Kinds of mushrooms[change | change source]

Mushroom in Swedish forest 9

Structure of mushrooms[change | change source]

Most mushrooms have a stem and a cap. The bottom of the cap usually has gills to hold spores, however, some mushrooms, such as the Porcini, have pores under the cap.

References[change | change source]

  1. Metzler, Susan; Metzler, Van (January 1992). Texas mushrooms: a field guide. ISBN 9780292751255. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  2. Bisht, Manish Singh (2020-09-03). "7 Mushroom Benefits which Makes you Healthy". Early Natural. Retrieved 2020-09-03.

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