Whilst there are many types of mushrooms available in South Africa, the most popular commercial mushrooms are cultivated for consumers by South African mushroom farmers and made available, every day of the year, on the shelves of supermarkets around the country.
South African cultivated mushrooms are not only versatile, they are also seriously healthy (see our health information section) and they are environmentally friendly!
Most of the materials used in mushroom production is recycled. For example, the straw used in the mushroom substrate is an agricultural byproduct that used to be burnt, causing major pollution, whilst the substrate is worked back into the soil as fertilizers and mulches.
Even more reason to get to know your mushrooms!