Many sauté White or Baby Bella mushrooms to enjoy over steak, but not everyone gives the mighty Portabella the attention it deserves. As the largest mushroom available in most grocery stores— with caps ranging in size from three inches to six inches in diameter— these big mushrooms pack quite a punch.
Because Portabellas are really only mature Baby Bellas (about three days older and grown on a bed that has been thinned to allow the mushrooms to gain size), these giants taste a lot like their smaller mushroom counterparts, only more robust. While, compared to Whites, Ports have a longer fridge-life and a stronger umami flavor.
They’re also a grill favorite! Because Portabella mushrooms grow larger than Baby Bella, they lose some moisture. This gives them a thicker, more meat-like texture and deeper taste. It’s also why Portabellas are often cut into long slices and served as “steaks”— or served whole in place of a meat patty, kissed between two buns.
Monterey Mushrooms is well known for popularizing the Portabella, arguably the tastiest of all fungi— and we’re proud to sell them at partaking retailers across the nation.
1 raw Portabella mushroom cap (85 g):
*or 10 mcg (400IU) of vitamin D = 50% DV (UV-exposed mushrooms)