Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello Mushrooms are a highly nutritional food source, but it is highly recommended that you buy them from a reputable produce retailer. This is for health and food safety reasons.

It is also important that they are washed in clean water and boiled before consuming.

Alternate Names for Portobello Mushrooms include: Field mushrooms and Open Cap Mushrooms.

Characteristically, these mushrooms are common in Italian cooking. These dense, rich mushrooms lend depth to sauces, pastas and they make a great meat substitute in vegetarian cooking. When Portabellos are young and small, they're called criminis. Also, if you want a bun-substitute, you can even use the mushroom's flat cap. 

Portobello Mushrooms can be as wide as the palm of your hand, and their meaty texture stands up well to grilling.

Portobello Mushrooms are rich in the antioxidant ergothioneine, this nutrient protects cells from abnormal growth and replication. In short, it reduces the risk of cancer. 

Cooking Portobello Mushrooms in red wine, which contains the antioxidant resveratrol, magnifies their immunity-boosting power.

Portobellos go great sliced on top of a steak, or can be a substitute for meat as already mentioned.

Average Nutritional Facts for one whole Portobello Mushroom: Calories: 22, Protein: 2 g, Fats: 0 g, Saturated: 0 g, Monounsaturated: 0 g, Polyunsaturated: 0 g, Carbohydrate: 4 g, Sugar: 2 g, Fiber: 1 g.

Key Vitamins and Minerals: Riboflavin Amount: .4 mg Daily Value: 24%, Niacin Amount: 3.8 mg Daily Value: 19%, Pantothenic Acid Amount: 1.3 mg Daily Value: 13%, Phosphorus Amount: 109 mg Daily Value: 11%, Potassium Amount: 407 mg Daily Value: 12%, Copper Amount: .3 mg Daily Value: 17%, Selenium Amount: 9.2 mcg Daily Value: 13%.


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