At Byward Fruit market we are known to carry a wide variety of specialty mushroms imported from all around the world.


All types of edible mushrooms contain varying degrees of protein and fibre. They also contain B vitamins as well as a powerful antioxidant called seleniuM, which helps to support the immune system and prevent damage to cells and tissues.

In particular, white button mushrooms are one of the few non-animal sources of vitamin D. When they are grown, whether indoor or outdoor, they are exposed to UV light which increases their concentration of vitamin D.

Mushrooms are being increasingly researched and used for their important health benefits with different varieties having different medicinal properties.


French perigord mushrooms

Perigord French

The Black Winter truffle variety grown exclusively in the southwestern region of France called Perigord. Not only is this variety specific to Perigord, the wild truffles are usually only found nestled in the roots of a certain type of oak tree native to the region. they are very high in many important vitamins and minerals. Additionally, they are high in carbs, protein and fiber.

matsutake mushroom

Japanese Matsutake

When it comes to status and exorbitant prices “matsutake” mushrooms may be in the same league as caviar and truffles. Matsutake are most found in North America and know to grow in other places such as Japan, Korea, China, and the Northern European countries of Sweden and Finland. In Japan To this day they’re still given as important gifts, meant to symbolize fertility and happiness.

Alba Italian mushrooms

Alba Italian

Truffles are rare. The white ones are only available a couple of months of the year, almost exclusively from one part of Italy, where they must be foraged by special pigs, and there are fewer of them, and of lesser quality, every year. They are, in short, the perfect luxury commodity, precious and getting more so all the time. Whether they are worth the money has a lot to do with how you like to spend and why you go to dinner. Which makes them very interesting to me.  _tuscany/traditional_tuscany_recipes_truffle.html

king trumpet oyster mushroom

King Trumpet Oyster

King Trumpet mushrooms contain riboflavin, vitamins B6, C, and D, niacin, potassium, fiber, and folate. They also contain high amounts of a naturally occurring amino acid, ergothioneine, which is an antioxidant. This particular antioxidant is stored in organs like the liver and kidneys and helps reduce the risk of chronic disease.

chanterelle mushrooms


Their finest flavor can only be appreciated when they are thoroughly cooked. Chanterelles keep best in the refrigerator in a sealed plastic container. Use paper towels to prevent the mushrooms from touching plastic. Change the paper towels when they become wet from condensation. Just brown them a bit, don’t over cook them. These mushrooms are wonderful complement with pasta amongst many other recipes. here is a great one!