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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