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Completed project

Educating health professionals about Australian mushrooms (MU17002)

Key research provider: Nutrition Research Australia
Publication date: Thursday, January 27, 2022

What was it all about?

Spanning from 2018 to 2021, this investment delivered research and information on the nutritional benefits of mushrooms to Australian health professionals including dietitians, nutritionists, GPs and more.

Specific project activities included a revamp of the health and science section of the website, presentations at relevant professional conferences, the distribution of materials such as brochures and e-newsletters, and other engagement activities for health professionals such as webinars and an expert roundtable event.


Visit the Australian Mushrooms website and the Mushroom Hub on the Nutrition Research website to access research papers, infographics, recipes, fact sheets and other information.

Read update article Project continues education progress published in the Australian Mushroom Journal, March 2021, pp16-20

Learn about the first-ever systematic literature review on mushrooms (A. bisporus). You can read more about the research in the Hort Innovation media release here, as well as access the literature review.

See the benefit mushrooms can have on Vitamin D levels in an article was published in the Medical Journal of Australia.  You can read more about this research in the Hort Innovation media release here.

Watch this video below to hear from one of the researchers about the nutritional benefits of a diet including mushrooms:

Related levy funds


Funding statement:
This project was funded through the Hort Innovation Mushroom Fund using the mushroom R&D levy and contributions from the Australian Government

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