Processed mushrooms are packed in special quality polythene bags or canned. For more details on all aspects of the industry, read our Book Reviews. First, by growing indoors, the temperature, humidity and light can be controlled to give the mushrooms exactly what they need, when they need it.
This project can be commenced anywhere in the country and this note considers Ibadan as the prospective location. Kanichi Mori, shiitake mushrooms lower serum cholesterol, have strong anti-tumor and anti-viral properties, very low fat, no starch, and more vitamin B12 than milk and fish.
Only about 10 species can be commercially mass grown because of the genetic difficulties in artificial growing.
Where can gourmet mushrooms be sold? Mushrooms are a member of the fungi family, which includes yeasts used to make beer and wine, and molds used to make penicillin and flavor cheese. Because both oyster and shiitake mushrooms are proven sellers in the marketplace and consumers know and love them, new growers should stick to those two.
We have an electronic subscription option - at a reduced cost. They do not require arable land, special light, or large amounts of water. The temperature will need to be 65 to 70 degrees F. Because the crop cycle is short — six weeks to harvest is typical — growers can make a good and steady income in a small space.