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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    • Boost flavor minus the heft with button mushrooms! Coming in at just 18.5 cals per serving, these umami bombs are every dieter's BFF. Plus, they offer up 15 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin B3, niacin, which promotes healthy skin and digestion. Not too shabby!
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    • 🛑 Stop scrolling. 🛑 This is what you're having for brunch tomorrow. Simply layer avocado, sundried tomatoes, sliced mushrooms and voila! Your tastebuds will be in umami heaven.
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    • Meet Enoki mushrooms! These lil guys belong in your salads and Asian-inspired soups. Light in flavor and super crunchy, they add an delicious element to any lunch.
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    • We can’t ever say ‘no’ to stuffed mushrooms. 🍄 Especially when cheeeeese is involved! 🧀🤤
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#Repost @joyfulhealthyeats Comfort Food just got taken to a whole new level. PHILLY CHEESESTEAK STUFFED MUSHROOMS 🍄🧀🥩ya'll. If you're a Philly Cheesesteak fan, then you're gonna swoon over it's healthy lowcarb sister!
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    • A delicious mid-day meal doesn’t need to be complicated. 🍄 Marinade, roast and pack up portabella caps for a quick, delicious lunch at work or whenever you go! What’s in your lunchbox today?
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#Repost @very_derlicious My latest lunch go-to 🍄Marinated these in some lemon juice, salt, pepper, dill, and broth that I had leftover. Then I pan roasted them on a cast iron skillet for 2 min on the stem side and 5 with the top side down. Not sure the flavors held on enough to make the waiting time and extra dishes for marinating worth it... So the next time I did just the mushrooms by themselves and they were 🤗😋 For lunch I put them on salads or eat them with a little cheese and some sides
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    • Fuel your study sesh with a vegetarian Buddha bowl! This hearty main is filled with shiitake mushrooms, whole grains, and healthy fats (like avocado! and tahini!)
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