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The Produce News calls out mushrooms as the “shroom boom” and describes mushrooms as one of the top 10 nutrition breakout trends of 2019.
Favor for portabella mushrooms increased, with 32% of buyers saying they preferred this large, flavorful fungi. But white mushrooms were still the most popular variety.
Nearly 39% of consumers said they made mushrooms a side dish, and 34% said they served them up in salads.
80% of buyers
said they incorporated the fungi into recipes of various sorts. Because of their versatility, mushrooms find their way onto consumer plates in a variety of forms.
Insights from The Packer’s Fresh Trends Consumer Survey 2019, IRI FreshLook Consumer Network 2015, IRI Consumer NetworkTM 2015