Mushrooms produced in Myanmar will soon be exported to South Korea and Singapore, according to Myanmar Mushroom Producers and Traders Group.
U Nay Win, chairman of the group, said that Myanmar mushroom manufacturers had fruitful discussions with interested parties with South Korea and Singapore who are interested in importing mushrooms in big quantities from Myanmar.
“This is the first time we are discussing exports in this scale. We will try to penetrate the international market with good quality products. The mushrooms need to be fresh and clean. We can get a good price if we can maintain quality.”
The group will send samples of mushrooms that are mainly produced and consumed in Myanmar to the interested parties in South Korea and Singapore, he added.
However, the growers are ready to produce the kinds of mushrooms that are preferred in foreign countries, U Nay Win said.
Ngwe Hnin (commonly known as snow fungus, silver ear fungus and white jelly mushroom), Kyauknayut and Kaukyo (straw mushroom) are the main types of mushrooms that are consumed in Myanmar.