Scientific basis for a mushroom food group in the Australian Dietary Guidelines (MU22001)
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.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Mushroom Fund.