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Scientific Binomial Name: Agaricus bisporus

SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Use in stir-frys, deep-fry, saute or roast them. Put them on burgers, pizza, add them to salads, your favorite pasta dish or enjoy them grilled.

Selection

Good-quality Portabella mushrooms should have caps that are light tan in color. Their edges should be slightly rounded and uneven with as little of the gills showing as possible.

Avoid

Avoid product that is wet, black, bruised, or has spots of mold.

Storage

To store mushrooms, keep them unwashed, dry, cool and dark.

Store mushrooms in a brown paper bag, or in a Tupperware type container on a paper towel in the refrigerator. Do not store mushrooms in plastic bags!

Ripening

Mushrooms will not ripen further after picking - they will only deteriorate, so use as soon as possible.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Portabella Mushrooms are low in sodium, and very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. They're also a good source of Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium and Zinc, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphor

  • Tips & Trivia
  • To store mushrooms, keep them unwashed, dry, cool and dark.

    Store mushrooms in a brown paper bag, or in a Tupperware type container on a paper towel in the refrigerator. Do not store mushrooms in plastic bags!

    To clean mushrooms, wipe them with a damp cloth or soft vegetable brush. Because of their porous nature, mushrooms should not be washed in water, as they will absorb water like a sponge, losing nutrients, flavor and changing texture.

    Three thousand years ago, mushrooms were a delicacy of the Pharaohs in Egypt, who considered them too delicate for common people to eat. They were favored in ancient Rome as a "food of the gods."

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