Home Harvest Co

Mushroom

Shitake, Portobello, Oyster, and White Button.

Another freebie! Mushrooms; Portobello in particular is a staple in vegan diets. We wanted to include mushrooms to ensure that everyone was able to enjoy their own Home Harvest as much as possible! 

Shitake
(Lentinula edodes)
Originating in China, its believed that shitake mushrooms were first cultivated in China between 1000 and 1100 A.D., the shiitake is revered in Asia for its culinary and reputed medicinal qualities. In fact, It’s the second most cultivated mushroom in the world, and in the United States, shiitake mushroom farming has jumped almost 20 percent in two years.

Portabella
(Agaricus bisporus)
Portabella Mushrooms were first brought to America during the 20th Century but were originally found in Italy. The name Portobello is from unknown origins but has many fun stories. Literally, the name means beautiful door. However, some think it is named for a road in London England that sells fancy things. A single Portabella mushroom can contain more potassium than a banana.

Oyster
(Pleurotus ostreatus)
It was first cultivated in Germany as a subsistence measure during World War I and is now grown commercially around the world for food. Then was soon brought to America. Oyster mushrooms grow on and near trees in subtropical and temperate forests of the world. As wood decomposers, they often grow on logs and dead-standing trees.

White Button
(Agaricus bisporus)
White Button mushrooms were first found in France in 1707 but were later discovered growing naturally in America in 1925. The most popular type representing 90% of mushrooms consumed in the US is the White button mushroom, its spores are so tiny that 2,500 arranged end-to-end would measure only an inch in length.

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