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Portabellini® Mushrooms

Monterey Mushrooms® Portabellini mushrooms are just like Portabellas, but a bit smaller!

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The Middle Child of Brown Mushrooms

The Brown mushroom family has many children. Some of the most well-known are the big three: Portabellas, Portabellinis, and Baby Bellas.

Think of the large cap of the Portabella as the big brother. Portabellas range from three inches to six inches in diameter and are grown the longest to reach their size. The baby of the bunch is — you guessed it! — the Baby Bella. It’s is the smallest cap size of the three, oftentimes the size of a half-dollar or a quarter. The Portabellini is actually the same species as the Portabella mushroom, they’re just picked and packaged before they have a chance to get larger.

The middle child of the Brown mushrooms is the Portabellini. The caps are somewhere between the size of a Baby Bella and a Portabella, around two and half inches in diameter. Or, the perfect "slider size" mushroom!

Fun-gi Fact: Portabellinis are actually harvested to thin the beds during the growing process to free up space for other Portabella mushrooms to expand and grow!

Portabellinis offer the same robust, earthy taste you know and love from a Portabella; they’re just a bit smaller. Enjoy the perfect “medium-sized” mushroom by choosing Monterey Mushrooms® Portabellinis next time you’re at the grocery store.

Nutrition Info of Portabellini

1 raw Portabellini mushroom cap (85 g):

  • 20 calories
  • 0.3 grams of fat
  • 3.3 grams of carbohydrates
  • 1.8 grams of protein
  • 0 mcg of vitamin D

How They Stack Up

Selenium

Baby Bella mushrooms contain selenium, an antioxidant to protect body cells from damage that may lead to heart disease, some cancers, and other diseases of aging. Additionally, selenium has been found to be important for the immune system and fertility in men.

Sodium

Potassium aids in the maintenance of normal fluid and mineral balance, which helps control blood pressure. It also plays a role in making sure nerves and muscles, including the heart, function properly. 2


2. US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Legacy. Version Current: April 2018. Internet: http://www.ars.usda.gov/nutrientdata

Calcium

Riboflavin helps with the production of hormones and also plays an important role in the nervous system. Niacin helps maintain healthy red blood cells. Pantothenic acid promotes healthy skin and makes sure the digestive and nervous systems function properly. 2


2. US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Legacy. Version Current: April 2018. Internet: http://www.ars.usda.gov/nutrientdata

Potassium

Beta-glucans' immunity-stimulating effects contribute to resistance against allergies and may participate in physiological processes related to the metabolism of fats and sugars in the human body. 3


3. Rop, O., Mlcek, J., & Jurikova, T. (2009). Beta-glucans in higher fungi and their health effects. Nutrition Reviews, 67, 624-631.

Your Natural Source of Vitamin D

While not all commercially-grown mushrooms contain vitamin D, Monterey’s High Vitamin D mushrooms do — boasting 50% of the Daily Value of D2 per serving, just for you!

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