All About Mushrooms

All About Mushrooms

While there are so many varieties of mushrooms, all with similar nutrition profiles and sustainability impacts.

Earthiness and flavor vary by variety, but that’s not all – mushrooms are a fresh, natural, low-calorie ingredient in many of today’s favorite dishes. From pizza and soup to blended burgers and quick sautés, see why mushrooms are loved around the world.

Nutrition

Mushrooms are a flavorful superfood that benefits virtually every diet and cuisine. Mushrooms provide many of the same nutritional benefits as vegetables, as well as attributes commonly found in meat, beans and grains. Learn more about mushrooms, the nutritional powerhouse.

Umami

Umami is the fifth basic taste after sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Derived from the Japanese word umami, meaning “delicious,” umami (pronounced oo-MAH-mee) is described as a savory, brothy, rich or meaty taste sensation. Today’s focus on clean, fresh ingredients and natural flavors make umami a powerful tool. See how you can make the most of the umami in mushrooms.

Sustainability

Mushrooms are healthy on the plate and gentle on the planet. Researchers have noted mushrooms can be considered one of the most sustainably produced foods in the United States.

Farm Tour

Mushrooms are one of the most uniquely grown foods in the supermarket. Ever wonder what it takes to get those meaty, umami-packed, nutritious mushrooms from the farm to your fork?

Tips and Tricks

Mushrooms complement almost any everyday meal — from appetizers and salads to main dishes and sides, mushrooms can be enjoyed in so many ways. Find some of our best tips and tricks for mushroom preparation here.

Press Releases

Find our past and present press releases distributed by the Mushroom Council.