Edible mushrooms are consumed for their nutritional value and they are occasionally consumed for their supposed medicinal value. A commonly eaten mushroom is the white mushroom (Agaricus bisporus). In 100 grams, these provide 22 calories and are composed of 92% water, 3% carbohydrates, 3% protein and 0.3% fat. They contain high levels (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV) of riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid (24–33% DV), with lower moderate content of phosphorus.
There are all sorts of different mushrooms in the world. From common edible mushrooms to exotic varieties from the far-east, the earth offers thousands of them. Although they are technically a type of fungus, mushrooms are commonly recognized as a vegetable.
No matter what dietary system you prefer, mushrooms can play a significant role in health.