The first mushroom findings on the planet date back to 400 million years. The Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks and Romans were aware of several varieties of edible mushrooms and especially appreciated them as delicacies. Historically, mushrooms have been used in the pharmaceutical industry, medicine and perfumery. Mushrooms are low in saturated fats, sodium and calories and rich in vitamins, iron, phosphorus and potassium. Some mushroom varieties are cultivated, while others can only be found growing in nature. Autumn and spring are considered to be the most suitable periods for the experienced mushroom collectors to seek wild mushrooms that grow in the mountains of Greece.