Mushrooms: a review of health benefits, cultivation techniques, and nutritional analysis


  • Anil Kumar P.B.G, B.A.U., Sabour-813210, Bihar, India
  • Arun Kushwaha Mushroom Research and Training Centre, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar263145, Uttarakhand


Mushrooms, health benefits, cultivation techniques, nutritional analysis, Pleurotus species, Mushrooms, Health benefits, Cultivation techniques, Nutritional analysis, Pleurotus species,


The nutritional content of mushrooms, as well as the possible health advantages of mushrooms, are gaining widespread awareness around the globe. This paper provides an overview of the nutritional profile of Pleurotus mushrooms as well as production methods and prospective applications for these mushrooms. The advantages to health, such as the existence of bioactive substances, therapeutic characteristics, and hypolipidemic effects, are discussed in the article. It is emphasized that Pleurotus species are capable of growing on a wide variety of agro-wastes and lignocellulosic materials, and a number of various culture substrates and growth circumstances are explored. In addition, the essay examines the significance of genetic identification and fingerprinting techniques for the purpose of both the enhancement of strains and the manufacture of commercial quantities. The practices of environmentally responsible farming as well as the methods used by indigenous peoples for mushroom growing are discussed. In general, this article enlightens the reader on the nutritional and health benefits of Pleurotus mushrooms, as well as their potential for production and their function in environmentally responsible agriculture.

Author Biography

Anil Kumar, P.B.G, B.A.U., Sabour-813210, Bihar, India

Assistant Professor cum Jr. Scientist


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Kumar, A., & Kushwaha, A. (2023). Mushrooms: a review of health benefits, cultivation techniques, and nutritional analysis. The Journal of Rural Advancement, 11(1), 40–51. Retrieved from