Fun Facts about Fungi
On todays edition of Fun Facts about Fungi we will delve into some amazing facts about this fascinating organism. In fact, Fungi are one of the most diverse organisms on this planet and contribute to many aspects of life on earth as we know it. One of the most amazing facts about fungi is it’s status as an Eco-Friendly Organism. Did you know that fungi are the primary global carbon reduction agents of the planet and contribute positively in our Global Carbon Cycle? On average about 85,000,000,000 (Eighty-Five Billion) tons of carbon is returned to the atmosphere annually by fungi! There are so many interesting fun facts about fungi that we decided to just create a list for your viewing pleasure. We hope you enjoy!
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Here are some fun facts you may not have known about this very special mushroom.
- Did you know the oldest and largest living organisms on earth are also fungi? They recently found fungi fossils in Russia which are 547 Million years old!
- The fastest living organism on this planet is fungi.
- Mushrooms have been in use for thousands of years. All life on earth uses the power of mushrooms, they affect all areas of our planetary life cycle.
- Did you know the word “Reishi” in Japanese means supernatural mushroom?
- Fungi are not plants nor animals but they below to the “fungi kingdom.”
- Fungi can be unicellular (like yeast), multi-cellular (like mushrooms) or dimorphic (both).
- Ganoderma is the genus of a group of closely related species of fungi that are known to have beneficial properties.
- Fungi don’t have chlorophyll in their cell bodies and can’t make nutrients on their own. This enables them to form a uniquely symbiotic relationship with those that dine on their deliciousness.
- Did you know that certain mushrooms actually “breath” just like humans? The Ganoderma Lucidum respires oxygen in and carbon dioxide out! When consumed (eaten) this actually adds a quality source of oxygen to the body.
- The first use of Ganoderma Lucidum was recorded in the Eastern Han Dynasty, and was referred to as “The Mushroom of Immortality” in the Book of Han.
- While the Ganoderma Lucidum used in Organo Gold products is flavorless and imperceptible, the entire mushroom is actually edible. The fruiting part above ground level is the most commonly used, but the roots and the mycelium filaments connecting different fungi growths are also considered to be an excellent source of bioactive compounds. Most people would describe the mushroom as woody and tough, with a bitter taste.
- Ganoderma Lucidum generally occurs in two growth forms, one, found in North America, is rather large with only a small or no stalk, while the other is smaller and has a long, narrow stalk, and is found mainly in the tropics.
- Environmental conditions can play a substantial role in the different characteristics that Ganoderma can exhibit. For example, elevated carbon dioxide levels usually result in the fungus having a longer stem.
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