FAQ

Q: Are mushrooms classified as a fruit or vegetable?
A: Neither. Mushrooms are fungi, which are so distinct in nature they are classified as their own kingdom – separate from plants or animals. While commonly placed in the vegetable category for dietary recommendations, mushrooms are, however, not a vegetable based on their cellular organization and composition such as chitin and ergosterol.

Q: Where are mushrooms grown in the U.S.?
A: Mushrooms are grown in nearly every state, however, Pennsylvania accounts for approximately 60 percent of total U.S. mushroom production.

Q: What types of mushrooms are grown in the U.S.?
A: The most popular mushroom variety grown in the U.S. is white button, followed by crimini (brown or baby bellas), portabellas, enoki, oyster, maitake and shiitake.

Q: Which wild mushrooms can I eat?
A: We specialize in fresh mushrooms grown on farms. There are thousands of species of fungi in the world, but only a few are edible. Take caution when handling wild mushrooms, as they may be poisonous. If you are looking to identify wild mushrooms, it’s best to contact a trained mycologist.

Q: When are mushrooms grown?
A: Mushrooms are grown and harvested year-round.

Q: Should I wash my mushrooms?
A: Yes. According to the FDA, you should “wash all produce thoroughly under running water before preparing and/or eating, including produce grown at home or bought from a grocery store or farmers’ market.”

Q: Do mushrooms contain vitamin D?
A: Yes, all mushrooms contain vitamin D. Please see our Varieties and Vitamin D pages for information about individual varieties’ vitamin D content.

Q: What are mushrooms’ health benefits?
A: Mushrooms are fat-free, low-calorie, nutrient-dense, low in sodium and contain natural antioxidants. For more nutrition information, please visit our Nutrition pages.

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    • This recipe is ‘poutine’ the fun back into our weekday menu rotation. 😋🍄 What are you dishing up for dinner tonight?
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#Repost @onesweetmess Dishing up a piping hot pan of Mushroom Swiss Poutine for lunch. The cheesier, the better 🧀🍟 Clickable link in profile 👆🏻👆🏻 http://www.onesweetmess.com/2014/10/21/gluten-free-mushroom-swiss-poutine/
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    • Congratulations April #blenditarianchallenge winners! 🍄
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#Repost @blenditarian Congratulations to our April #blenditarianchallenge winners! Not only did our winners receive $250, their recipes were automatically entered to win the Grand Prize: $2,500 for you + $2,500 to a local food bank of your choice!
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Interested? Take part in next month's challenge starting May 1st!
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    • You've never had a burger like this before. Not only did we swap the bread for mushrooms, it's meatless, too! 🍔🍄 #MeatlessMonday
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    • Happy Earth Day, mushroom fans! Remember keeping our planet healthy is a year 'round responsibility we all share. 🌎 How are you doing your part? #EarthDay
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    • Skip the greasy take-out and whip up these Crimini 'Chicken' Nuggets instead! This recipe comes with all the flavor with none of the guilt. 👏 What dipping sauce will you serve with your nuggets? (We are team BBQ sauce!)
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    • A productive day starts with a nutritious breakfast (featuring mushrooms 😉). 🍳 What is your go-to morning meal on busy days?
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#Repost @zestmylemon I hope you’re having a great day so far. I’m doing breakfast for lunch today. An organic free range egg cooked in avocado oil with sautéed veggies and chili roasted chickpeas. The recipe for the chili roasted chickpeas can now be found on my blog with the link in my bio. Enjoy the rest of your day.