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#TECHNOTIPS: Straw Mushroom
by Catheryn Villorente - Thursday, 17 September 2020, 11:43 AM
straw mushroom Straw mushroom or Volvariella volvacea is very nutritious and contains a cocktail of nutrients. It has natural insulin for diabetes and has low fat fungus and carbohydrates that is good for the liver, pancreas, and other endocrine glands. It also has vitamin A, vitamin B complex, and vitamin C in addition to flavonoids and selenium that help reduce free radicals in the body. It also has beta-glucans that inhibit the growth of certain cancers.

Straw mushroom is widely cultivated in tropical areas and are usually grown in compost piles filled with dead leaves, wood, waste stumps, and rice straws. Its buds are available for harvest 13-15 days after sowing.

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