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Mushroom Fun Facts

  • Mushrooms are neither plants nor animals; they were reclassified in the 1960s into the separate Kingdom of Fungi.
  • There are an estimated 1.5 to 2 million species of fungi on planet Earth.
  • Mushrooms grow from spores, not seeds, and a single mature mushroom will drop as many as 16 billion spores!
  • Drying mushrooms is the oldest and most common way to preserve mushrooms.