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Ongoing project

Scientific basis for a mushroom food group in the Australian Dietary Guidelines (MU22001)

Key research provider: Australian Mushroom Growers’ Association

What's it all about?

This short project is reviewing and collating the scientific evidence base to support mushrooms (fungi) being classified as a separate food group within the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

The Australian Dietary Guidelines are currently in the early stages of a review process, which offers an opportunity to submit technical evidence as to why mushrooms should be a food group distinct from vegetables.

Separating mushrooms from vegetables and establishing a clear serving size recommendation for a healthy diet will highlight mushrooms' unique nutritional properties.

Related levy funds

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Mushroom Fund.