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a new look at mushrooms

W.A. Hayes (Department of Biology Sciences, University of Aston)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 January 1976



Gathering edible mushrooms from the fields and forest is nowadays more of a leisure activity than a serious search for food. When man's survival depended on his searches for the products of nature, wild edible species of mushroom probably made significant contributions to his diet and this is probably true today in some remote regions of the world where acute food shortages occur. In the Himalayas for example, the wild mushrooms that are eaten by the native monkeys are regarded as nutritious and edible. When plentiful these are gathered by the native population and preserved by drying in the sun for later consumption.


Hayes, W.A. (1976), "a new look at mushrooms", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 76 No. 1, pp. 2-6.




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