southcoastsun.co.za said that Mushrooms are so much more than toadstools from fairytales. As fungi, mushrooms are biologically distinct from any other food group. They have a unique nutrient profile and add a distinct flavour and texture to a variety of dishes.
Starting with edible varieties, there are so many to choose from to add flavour to your dinners. The white button mushroom is one of the most commonly grown mushrooms throughout the world.
Although there are so many delicious mushrooms in the wild that you can pick and eat, there are many poisonous ones to stay away from.
By far the biggest culprit is the Amanita phalloides, or the death cap mushroom, which occurs throughout South Africa.