Mushrooms are a super food, and one of the most health-promoting foods on the planet. An estimated 50% of edible mushrooms are considered functional foods, meaning that they have a potentially positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition. They’re low in calories, are great sources of fiber and protein (good for plant-based diets). They also provide many important nutrients, including B vitamins, selenium, potassium, copper, and (particularly when exposed to the sun) vitamin D.
Apart from the above mentioned nutritional value of mushrooms, we chose this project because it is an income generating one for vulnerable families within the local communities and given that they are grown on small scale and they are harvested within short period of time. During the implementation of this project much emphasis will put on fighting against malnutrition and starvation starting with orphans in our ECD and those being raised from vulnerable families and the entire community in general.