Since time immemorial, mushrooms have been a source of food and medical appliance for people, a significant component of many technological processes in the food industry but also the causer of stupefying and toxic effects. This bachelor thesis describes the basic characteristics of mushrooms and representation of their important nutrients. It more dedicates to health-promoting substances that can positively affect the quality of consumer's life or may represent an important role in the prevention of many diseases. It also defines their consequence and effect in human body. On the other hand, it points out to toxic substances that may endanger health and life of people and denote hazard associated with their short-term or long-term income
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