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Share Your Favorite Fungi for The Day of the Mushroom

April 12, 2018

April 16th is Day of the Mushroom! To celebrate, we are sharing our fungi facts about some of our favorite mushroom varieties. Which mushroom variety is your favorite (can you even choose)?

Fun(gi) Facts:

Share your favorite fungi!

  1. Click on the image of your favorite fungi below.
  2. A new tab will open. Right click the image and “Save.”
  3. Share and tell everyone why you love mushrooms for #DayOfTheMushroom!

White Button

Representing 90 percent of mushrooms consumed in the United States, this variety blends well with most ingredients and its flavor intensifies when cooked.

Crimini

This variety goes by many names: crimini, baby bellas, and browns. Although similar to white buttons in appearance, criminis offer a deeper, heartier flavor.

Portabella

Did you know hearty portabellas can measure up to six inches in diameter? This variety is also big on flavor, making them ideal for vegetarian alternatives such as ‘burgers’ fresh off the grill.

Shiitake

This variety offers a variety of nutrients needed for a healthier you. Plus, their meaty texture and woodsy flavor are ideal for punching up your favorite recipes.

Oyster

Oysters are as delicious as they are beautiful! This variety can be gray, pale yellow, pink or even blue, with a velvety texture.

Beech

Best enjoyed cooked, beech mushrooms add a nutty flavor and crunchy texture to stir-fries.

Maitake

This variety is delicious on the plate and light on the palate with only 26 calories per 3-oz serving! Add maitake (commonly referred to as “Hen of the Woods”) to your meals for a rich, woodsy flavor.

Enoki

Known for their long, spindly stems, this variety contains more than 300 mg of potassium and more than 2 grams of fiber per serving!

Share your favorite mushroom (or all!) across your social channels. Happy #DayOfTheMushroom!

*For more information: Get To Know Your ‘Shrooms + Mushroom Nutrition

6 responses to “Share Your Favorite Fungi for The Day of the Mushroom”

  1. Is it national mushroom day?

  2. How is it different than National Mushroom Day in October?

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