Portabella Mushrooms, which are actually mature crimini mushrooms with an open veil, are the largest commercially available mushrooms. Their long growing cycle gives them a rich, robust taste and their substantial texture is often described as meat-like.
Portabellas are extremely versatile and work equally well as an appetizer, side dish, or entrée. Serve whole or sliced, baked, sautéed (pastas and stir-fries), or grilled (quesadillas and burgers). They also add wonderful flavor to soups, gravies and sauces.
Portabella mushrooms contain many antioxidants and trace minerals. They are considered a good source of protein, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, zinc and manganese, a very good source of dietary fiber, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus and potassium, and a rich source of copper and selenium.