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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    • Craving clawsome flavor? Reach for these savory Crab Stuffed Mushrooms! 🦀🍄
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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms -  Mushroom caps stuffed with a creamy, cheesy and savory crab meat filling! 😍🦀🍄 Link in profile
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    • Asparagus is a good source of Vitamin K - a nutrient that helps prevent blood clotting. Top this creamy mushroom pasta sauce with asparagus for a nutritious (and tasty) dinner! #heartmonth
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    • This omelet combines broccoli and shrooms for an egg-cellent start to your day - or end it right with breakfast for dinner! #heartmonth
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We're loving this #Broccoli #Omelet for #HotBreakfastMonth
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    • DYK: spinach is fat-free and cholesterol-free. Pair spinach with mighty mushrooms for a nutritious dish! 👏 #HeartMonth
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This is perfect for #brunch...…Herbed Spinach Quiche Portabella Caps
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    • Keep it fresh with this Shiitake Mushroom and Smoked Tofu Stir Fry! Not a fan of tofu? Swap in MORE mushrooms!
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Valentine's Day is almost here! Forgot to make a reservation? Create this #blenditarian Lamb Ragout with your loved one at home instead. Plus, you could win $250 just for dining in. Win-win!
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