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Mushrooms-Intake, Composition, and Research: A Mini-review

Feeney, Mary Jo MS, RD, FADA

Pleasures of the Table

Although often grouped with vegetables, mushrooms are fungi and provide nutrients usually not associated with produce. Additional research is needed to identify and quantify all the nutrients and phytonutrients in various mushroom varieties to further establish their health-promoting benefits

All you need to know about fungi-those interesting foods that are neither animal nor plant

Mary Jo Feeney, MS, RD, FADA, is a California-based consultant to the food, agriculture, and healthcare industries specializing in strategic marketing and nutrition communications.

Correspondence: Mary Jo Feeney, MS, RD, FADA, Nutrition Consultant, 11030 Mora Dr., Los Altos, CA 94024 (e-mail:

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