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Today, many culinary experts find ways to incorporate different kinds of mushrooms into delicious meals. If you don’t know anything about mushrooms other than they are tasty on pizza and Italian chicken dishes, don’t worry! Let’s start with a few fun fungi facts.

Did you know?

  • Mushrooms are found and grow best in dark, damp areas like in the woods.
  • There are thousands of different varieties of mushrooms.
  • Some varieties are highly poisonous. It’s important to know which ones are safe to eat and which ones should be avoided.

 

We put together a guide of the most popular mushrooms used for cooking:

Portabella Mushroom – Mild in flavor with a thick texture; sometimes used as a substitute for meat.

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Shiitake Mushroom – Shiitake mushrooms have frilly caps similar to an umbrella and have a savory flavor. These mushrooms are commonly found in soups and sauces.

04_CC_Mushrooms_ShiitakeButton Mushroom – Most popular mushroom in the kitchen, commonly called white mushrooms. The tops of button mushrooms are perfect for stuffed mushroom appetizers.

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Mushroom Blend – Great when looking for a variety and mixed flavor.

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Celebrate the Day of the Mushroom with us by trying some of our favorite recipes that incorporate different types of mushrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With so many varieties of mushrooms, the options are endless. What are some of your favorite ways to add mushrooms to your meals? Share them with us in the comments below.

Caroline A.

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Caroline A. started with Publix as a cashier in 2015 and has developed a passion for writing and social media. She loves being a part of Publix’s culture and enjoys bringing new ideas to The Publix Checkout by writing about topics customers might not know about the company. Pub Subs and Publix Sweet Tea are her favorites, and you’ll always find her with an iced coffee in hand. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys traveling, watching college football and playing with her fur child.

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