White Button

White button mushrooms are one of the most popular and widely cultivated variety of mushroom in the United States and Canada. Their versatility is endless as they are an ideal ingredient that can be used across a variety of cuisines and dayparts. Low-calorie, yet nutrient-dense, white mushrooms offer a subtle flavor and enjoyable texture while delivering many health and wellness benefits.

Including a full 100 g serving of white button mushrooms on pizza, in casseroles, salads, soups, omelets, or blended into tacos, lasagna or meatballs can help increase the intake of micronutrients without significantly increasing calories, sodium, or fat.

While some people choose to eat white mushrooms because of their health benefits most opt for white mushrooms because of personal preference and availability. In fact, white buttons represent 90% of the mushrooms consumed in the United States and Canada.

Although its scientific name is Agaricus Bisporus, this variety may be routinely called white button mushrooms, champignon mushroom, or simply button mushrooms. They may range from bright white to off-white and have smooth, closed caps and relatively short stems.

A white mushroom provides an enjoyable mild taste that works seamlessly within a wide range of culinary applications. To preserve your fresh mushrooms store them in a paper bag in the refrigerator for up to one week to maintain their delicious flavor and texture.

The Benefits

of White Mushrooms

One of the primary benefits of including white mushrooms in your daily diet is they are healthy and delicious food. Mushrooms, in general, tend to have an enviable dietary ratio. Despite being fat-free and low in calories, mushrooms do contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that may play a key role in supporting a healthy lifestyle.

White Mushroom Nutritional Profile

They might look simple, but mushrooms have a lot going for them. This is how one serving (100 g) of white button mushrooms stack-up nutritionally:

  • 22 Calories
  • 3.2 Grams of Carbohydrates
  • 3 Grams of Protein
  • 1 Gram of Dietary Fiber
  • 0 Fat
  • 0% DV of Sodium
  • 0 Cholesterol
  • 1.9 Grams of Sugar
  • Gluten-Free

One serving (about 5 medium-sized white mushrooms, 100 g) is a source of riboflavin (30%) and niacin (22%). White button mushrooms also have 6% potassium.

Culinary

Applications

The white mushroom has an unmatched ability to blend into dishes or stand out as the star ingredient. We see it on both simple and exotic dishes. But white mushroom flavor automatically increases, becoming more rich, savory and intense when cooked. That makes it a priority ingredient with a long list of culinary uses. Try white mushrooms raw in salads, sautéed or roasted in pasta, on pizza, and as an ingredient in any main dish, from vegan to surf and turf.

These are just some of our favorite and most popular white button mushroom recipes.

  • Sautéed and smothered over burgers
  • Sliced and integrated into quesadillas
  • Finely chopped and blended into ground meat dishes
  • Integrated into stuffing recipes
  • Diced and included in appetizers
  • Slow cooked in soups and gravy
  • Stuffed and baked with butter
  • Coated and deep fried as side dishes

The wide range of innovative culinary applications are endless which is why the white mushroom remains a go-to food resource in restaurants ranging from fast-causal to fine dining, or home-cooked meals.

White Mushroom

PRODUCTS

Whole White Mushrooms

8 oz

Whole White Mushrooms

16 oz

Sliced White Organic Mushrooms

8 oz

Sliced White Mushrooms

8 oz

Sliced White Griller Mushrooms

8 oz

Bulk Whole White Mushrooms

10 lb box

IQF Whole White Mushrooms
IQF Sliced White Mushrooms
Canned Sliced White Mushrooms
Quick Blanched Sliced White Mushrooms

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The stems and caps of a white button mushroom are edible.

A whole white mushroom typically lasts for up to 10 days in a refrigerator. Sliced mushrooms usually keep for 7 days.

Yes. It’s like calling a carbonated beverage “soda” or “pop.”

Because mushrooms absorb water, it’s essential to rinse them right before eating.

A white mushroom does not need to be peeled in any fashion. They can be diced, chopped, or eaten whole.

Yes, white button mushrooms can be frozen, however, they should be cooked and cooled first. When you are ready to use them, pop them directly into your pot or pan and allow them to come to temperature.