The cultivation of button mushrooms, which can be preserved by canning, will be expanded after successful experimental cultivation, it is learnt from Myanmar Agri-Tech Limited.
This canned mushroom variety was experimentally cultivated in Taunggyi and Heho townships in November, 2015, resulting in a successful harvest.
A total of five mushroom farms will be cultivated this month with the technical assistance from Chinese experts, said Dr. Maung Maung Myint from Myanmar Agri-Tech Limited.
This type of mushroom can be grown in the winter, preserved in cans, and used in many recipes and for making sauce. This is also one of the few types of mushrooms that can be eaten raw in a salad or for dips, experts said.
There is currently no commercial button mushroom cultivation in Myanmar. Canned mushrooms are imported from Thailand into Myanmar.