The paddy straw mushroom is having good combinations of all attributes like flavour, aroma, delicacy, high content of protein and vitamins and minerals, because of which, the acceptability of this mushroom is no way less than much popular white button mushroom.
Straw mushrooms are canned in two forms: egg shaped with the cap and stem still completely encapsulated by a shroud called the volva, or partially opened with a conical cap on a short thick stem. These are called "unpeeled" and "peeled" on the can but the "peeled" is just a more mature form of the "unpeeled".
Straw Mushrooms are the third most popular mushroom in the world, after Agaricus Mushrooms and Shiitake Mushrooms. They grow in the wild in Asia, but most commercial production is cultivated in Asia on cotton waste mixed with a small amount of straw and agricultural limestone.
The global Mushroom market accounted for US$ 38.13 Bn in 2017, expanding at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2018 to 2026. Rising consumption of processed food items, rising consumer awareness regarding the health benefits offered by mushrooms, and improvement in packaging technologies are some of the key factors influencing the growth of the mushroom market at present.
Global mushroom market value is expected to exceed USD 50 billion in the next seven years due to growing mushroom demand in from the recent past. Mushrooms are considered good for health as they contain negligible sodium and gluten content. Low fat and cholesterol content is presumed to result in higher mushroom acceptance among consumers. Grouped under vegetables, mushroom contains various nutrients such as potassium, vitamin, and selenium.