Edible mushrooms were consumed in many countries as a delicacy,particularly for their speciefic aroma and texture. Wild edible mushrooms were the world-recognized rare,high nutritional and medicinal food could virtually be compared with meat,because they have antitumor,immunomodulating and many other effects for their polysaccharides,vitamins and minerals. Wild mushrooms could collect higher levels of heavy metals when compared with other foods. Because of the positive or negative effects of minerals and heavy metals on human health,the investigations about mineral and heavy metal content of mushrooms were more and more in recent years. In this paper,a review about mineral and heavy metal content of wild edible mushrooms including different species,collection areas and different parts of mushrooms were made,so as to easily evaluate the safety of the wild edible mushroom foods and provide a reference for food industries.