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Phenolic compounds are a diverse group of natural biomolecules that can be found in edible or/and medicinal fungi. Many studies dealing with the exploration of phenolic compounds and their health-improving properties have recognized the fungal species as a suitable alternative for plant phenolic-enriched fractions. Considering this, in the last few years interest in this research field has increased, highlighting in an evidence-based manner the multiple benefits of phenolic secondary metabolites from mushrooms as part of the human diet. This chapter focuses on summarizing the latest findings regarding the phenolic composition of the most popular mushrooms used for medicinal and/or food purposes.

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