Baby Bella Mushrooms

Monterey Mushrooms Baby Bellas are our longest-lasting, freshest mushrooms both on the produce shelves and served on your plate.

What is Let's Blend®?

A Healthier, More Convenient Way to Use Mushrooms

Whether you’re planning meals for a restaurant, hospital, or university or are a food scientist developing a new product, you share the same goal: serving your customers desirable, healthful options.

But while foodservice professionals and manufacturers alike want to provide the best options for everyone, time and resources are limited— and finding something that’s both quick and easy, all while being healthful and practical, is nearly unimaginable.

Here at Monterey Mushrooms, we believe it’s possible to provide healthier food choices with less hassle. 

Our secret? Let’s Blend®.

Introducing Let’s Blend

Let's Blend pouches hold finely diced mushrooms that have been pre-chopped, blanched, and cooled to save you time in the kitchen. 

Available in both traditional and seasoned varieties, our diced mushrooms are easy to incorporate into your meals or products without tedious prep, as an instant way to sneak nutrients into food, all while cutting calories. 

Let's Blend mixes well with most ground meats, including:

  • Ground beef
  • Ground chicken
  • Ground lamb
  • Ground pork
  • Ground turkey

It’s also a versatile ingredient to add flavor and nutrients to:

  • Pasta sauces
  • Soups and chili
  • Risotto
  • Pizza
  • Omelets and quiche


Why Mushrooms?

Here are a few big reasons foodservice professionals and manufacturers choose Monterey’s Let’s Blend to enhance their food:

  1. Mushrooms are a healthy way to reduce calories, fat, and cholesterol.  Satiate while cutting back on heavy meat use. A single serving of White Button or Baby Bella finely diced mushrooms contains only 10 calories, making The Blend a low-cal alternative with the same umami satisfaction. Unseasoned mushrooms are also fat and sodium-free addition to any meal.
  2. Mushrooms enhance taste. Mushrooms’ unique “umami” taste adds a juicer, tastier flavor profile to both meat and vegetarian meals alike. 
  3. Mushrooms contain important vitamins and nutrients, including five of the eight essential B vitamins, ergothioneine, beta-glucans, and slight amounts of protein, fiber, selenium, fiber, iron, potassium and more. 

 

The Mushroom Pouch Advantage

Compared with fresh or canned mushrooms, our Let’s Blend pouches are a food service or manufacturer’s packaging format of choice.

Here are four big reasons why:

  • Longer shelf life. Our diced, flavorful mushrooms pouches have an incredible 18-month shelf life from the date of production— a nearly unbelievable feat when compared to the few-day expiration date of fresh fungi.
  • Cost-efficient. Our pouches’ lightweight build makes them more cost-conscious to ship and results in less disposal waste compared with bulky, space-encumbering cans.
  • Reduced prep time. Our pre-chopped, blanched, and cooled mushrooms are instantly ready to be blended with meat or used as an ingredient in other popular dishes. Simply add directly to your batch or pre-mix the finely diced mushrooms with ground meat prior to cooking it. No can opener or extra steps needed.
  • Convenient storage. No more can stacking headaches or sharp-edge risks. Our plastic pouches lie flat for organized, slim stacking, are safer to handle, and can be easily resealed and refrigerated after opening.

Our Let’s Blend Product Offerings

Our Let’s Blend finely diced mushrooms are available unseasoned with a natural, rich umami profile, making them the perfect base for you to enhance with your seasoning of choice. For those who prefer the convenience of pre-seasoned mushrooms, custom flavor profiles such as Italian Blend and Chile Fusion will add a robust taste when integrated with meat.

Our finely diced mushrooms, produced at our cannery in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, are available for purchase in:

  • Cases of four, 40-oz pouches
  • Cases of twelve, 8-oz pouches

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Let’s Blend in Action

Curious as to how to integrate our finely diced mushrooms into your menu? Our savory mushrooms can be easily incorporated into burgers, pasta or pizza sauces, casseroles, and more.

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Check out some sample recipes for how to use Let’s Blend®

 

Additional Let’s Blend® Resources: 


Request a Sample

Curious to try our finely diced mushrooms? Join the Let’s Blend trend and contact us today. 

Please note:  Samples are only available to foodservice operators and distributors, product developers, and food manufacturers. This product is not currently available for retail sales.

For inquiries, please contact Tom McMunn at tmcmunn@montmush.com or 636-375-1031.