An analysis of Gucchi Mushroom

  • Dr Prafull Kumar


Mushrooms have recently emerged as the most nutrient-dense food on the planet. Gucchi Mushrooms are an edible fungus with the scientific name Morchella esculenta. It is one of the most economically important and noteworthy wild mushroom species. In India, it is the costliest vegetable in the world, costing between Rs 20000 and Rs. 30000 per kilogramme. It flourishes in a cold environment and on a steep slope. It may be found at elevations of 2500-3500 meters in a forest habitat. It is primarily found in India in the districts of Doda in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Kullu in Himachal Pradesh (HP). As a result, J&K's production of Gucchi Mushrooms has been granted the Geographical Indications (GI) label. Due to its high price, it plays a vital role in the economy of the country. This research summarizes the introduction, function, and medical nomenclature of the Gucchi Mushroom, as well as a brief explanation of its related species. More study in this sector has a lot of promise, and we need to develop our Gucchi Mushroom production technology. In the future, the Gucchi mushroom will transform the Indian mushroom business, assisting farmers in their economic development.