Provided are a fermentation product containing ergothioneine and a new method for producing ergothioneine utilizing microbial fermentation. The method for producing a fermentation product containing ergothioneine of the present invention comprises culturing the aspergillus in a raw material mixture containing one or more plant raw materials selected from the group consisting of leguminous plants and gramineous plants, one or more amino acid raw materials selected from the group consisting of amino acids and salts thereof, and aspergillus, And obtaining a fermentation product containing ergothioneine. The method for producing ergothioneine of the present invention comprises a step of obtaining ergothioneine from the culture obtained by the above method. Figure 1

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