Do you know Mushrooms are actually the "fruits" of fungus called mycelium, growing in soil, wood, or decaying matters. There are thousands of varieties of mushrooms, ranging in size , shape, texture, and color. Some more popular types include black trumpet, chanterelles, cloud ears, lobsters, morels and the list goes on. Not all edible mushrooms are used for cooking, some are used for medicinal benefits and are sold in supplement form.
In Ancient Egypt, mushrooms were so highly regarded that the pharaohs decreed that they could only be eaten by royalty and no commoner could even touch them, giving the royal family the entire available supply! So why not use that one, next time your kids, don't eat their mushrooms.