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.
1 raw Portabellini mushroom cap (85 g):