Did you know that mushrooms are made of 90 per cent water? A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, which grows above the ground on soil or its food source. It is known as the ‘meat’ of the vegetable world. Since they were discovered, slowly and gradually, mushrooms are now used extensively in cooking in many cuisines, notably Chinese, Korean, European, and Japanese. With a wide variety of mushrooms, the possibilities and recipes are endless and with the different varieties available in the market, you have an inexhaustible list of dishes that you can prepare in your kitchen. Mushroom owe their popularity no to just their delectable taste but their composition and nutritional profiles. While all edible mushrooms provide you with essential nutrients, below mentioned are some mushrooms that are nutrient-dense and packed with antioxidants that may help you live a healthy life. Let us get to know the mushrooms and their benefits.