White button mushrooms
Cultivated and consumed in the highest quantities
White button mushrooms make up the largest proportion of cultivated mushrooms: 75% to 80% of the global annual mushroom production of 8 million tons are button mushrooms, making them the most popular and readily available mushrooms in the world.
Source of vitamins
Button mushrooms are an essential and versatile ingredient in many cuisines and are quick and easy to prepare. They are an excellent source of vitamins throughout the year and are popular among health-conscious shoppers.
On their own or as a garnish
Stuffed or grilled, for example, mushrooms can be the main ingredient in a meal, although they make a tasty addition to meat and vegetable dishes, too. They can also be eaten raw and are delicious in salads.
The real thing
Top-quality fresh button mushrooms are white, unblemished and round, and have tightly closed caps. The interior of the stalk is neither watery nor brown; there should be no discoloration, imperfections, marks, mechanical damage, or foreign smells or flavours. Cap diameter can range from 2–3 cm (baby) to 4–5 cm (normal), 6–7 cm (large), or 8–11 cm (grill).
A real delicacy for gourmets.
A relative of the white button mushroom, they are also known as cremini mushrooms. They differ from button mushrooms not only in colour but also in taste. Chestnut mushrooms have a more intense, characterful, and slightly creamier flavour.
In terms of flavour, chestnut mushrooms are comparable to wild mushrooms, giving them a unique richness of flavours, scents and aromas. A real delicacy for gourmets. They are best grilled but also delicious thickly sliced and fried. Butter is a perfect complement to the aroma of chestnut mushrooms, which are also a real treat with cheese.
With large, open caps, these mushrooms are a perfect meat substitute in hamburgers.
These are basically the large version of the traditional chestnut mushroom. The cap of a fully open portobello mushroom can measure up to 13 to 15 cm in diameter. This highly versatile mushroom is a tasty meat substitute that will appeal to vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Its fleshy texture is due to its open gills and the resulting low moisture content.
Excellent in hamburgers
The meaty flavour of portobello mushrooms, as well as their size and texture, make them an ideal ingredient in burgers. They are also excellent grilled or roasted in sandwiches, or sliced in salads. They are recommended for grilling, as an accompaniment to red meats, and for stuffing. A true gastronomic delicacy.
A tasty alternative to meat with a truly meaty texture.
Low in calories
In terms of nutrients, oyster mushrooms are comparable to button mushrooms: they contain several essential amino acids that are similar to the protein found in meat. Low in fats and carbohydrates, they are also low in calories, like all edible mushrooms.
Source of vitamin B
Although they do not have a high mineral content, these mushrooms are a good source of potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus, as well as trace elements such as zinc, aluminium, boron, and copper. They are low in sodium and thus have a very good potassium to sodium ratio, and they also contain selenium. In terms of vitamin content, oyster mushrooms are highest in B group vitamins.
Oyster mushrooms have a mild, veal-like flavour with a hint of pepper, aniseed, and spice. They are a perfect accompaniment to fried meats, pasta dishes and pizzas but are also an ideal ingredient in soups, stews and rissoles and are delicious fried.
An exotic Asian delicacy.
An important source of protein and potassium, these mushrooms are also high in zinc. They contain complex carbohydrates and polysaccharides, while the fruiting body is rich in leucine and lysine amino acids.
Frying in olive oil for 5 to 7 minutes preserves the nutrients and inimitable flavour of shiitake mushrooms.
Creamy in texture, these mushrooms are somewhat reminiscent of hazelnuts and garlic. They add great flavour to soups and sauces but can also be used as a topping for meat dishes or added to roasted vegetables.
King oyster mushrooms
Vegan steaks or scallops.
King oyster mushrooms vary in length between 10 and 15 cm. They keep well and retain their shape when cooked. With their scallop-like texture, they are an excellent option for vegetarians as ‘mushroom steaks’ or ‘vegan scallops’.
Rich in umami
To bring out the umami flavour of king oyster mushrooms, they should be fried in butter and sprinkled with freshly chopped herbs, lemon juice, and sea salt.