per 100 grams
Carbohydrates 4.4 g
Proteins 3.3 g
Fats 0.6 g
Water 90.7 g
Fiber 2.2 grams
Starch 0.4 grams
Trans Fats 0 ug
Cholesterol 0.4 ug
Ash 1.1 grams

Portabella Mushrooms

29 Calories per 100g

, what makes it unique and how to cook with it

Portabella mushrooms are a unique and delicious mushroom variety that is becoming increasing popular for their versatility in cooking, health benefits and delicious taste. Often confused with the much more common white button mushrooms, portabellas provide a unique flavor and texture due to their large size and earthy taste. In this blog post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about portabella mushrooms - from what makes them unique to how to cook with them.

To start, let’s discuss what makes portabella mushrooms different from regular white button mushrooms. A portabella mushroom, scientifically known as Agaricus bisporus, is a large, dark-brown mushroom with a thick cap. It is the same species as white button mushrooms, but the defining feature of a portabella is that it has been allowed to mature longer - at least 21 days - than white button mushrooms. As a result, portabellas are much larger in size and have a much deeper flavor. They are also much meatier than white button mushrooms and often an excellent vegetarian substitute for steak or hamburger meat in dishes.

Now that you understand the difference between portabella mushrooms and white button mushrooms, let’s discuss all of the ways you can cook with them. The general rule of thumb when it comes to portabellas is that the longer you cook them, the more flavorful they will become. This makes them a great candidate for roasting, grilling, and sautéing. When roasting, portabellas can be cut lengthwise into halves, quarters, or even thirds depending on the desired size. Be sure to brush with a little olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Then bake in a 375 oven for about 20 minutes or until beginning to brown and soften. Grilling is another excellent way to cook portabellas. Brush with a little olive oil, then place over a hot fire. Grill for about 8 minutes on each side and season with a little salt and pepper for extra flavor. Sautéing is one of the quickest and easiest ways to cook portabellas. Simply heat a tablespoon or two of butter or oil in a skillet then add sliced portabellas to the pan. Add some minced garlic for extra flavor and cook for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden and tender.

On top of being a delicious and versatile ingredient in the kitchen, portabella mushrooms are also an excellent source of nutrition. They are a rich source of Vitamin B-12, which is essential for healthy blood cells, nerves and muscles. They are also a great source of dietary fiber, potassium, and selenium. Selenium, in particular, is an antioxidant that helps the body fight off harmful free radicals. Additionally, portabella mushrooms are low in calories, fat and sodium - making them a great addition to any healthy diet.

So, now that you know all there is to know about portabella mushrooms, it’s time to get cooking! Try them roasted on top of salads for a delicious lunch, grilled for dinner, or as a substitute for meat in your favorite recipes. No matter how you use them, portabellas will bring a unique flavor and texture to your dishes that your family and friends are sure to love. Bon appetite!