White Mushrooms

White Mushrooms Agaricus Description: Mushrooms throughout the world are also known as “Buttons”, and depending on variety come in different sizes and colors. Mushrooms typically come in creamy white to off-white in color.  Mushrooms of a creamy color have the same taste and flavor as mushrooms of an off-white color.   Size can vary from small (button) mushrooms to jumbo (extra large) mushrooms. The best quality mushrooms will be dry, firm, have slightly pink gills and be a closed underside cap. Storage and Handling:
  • Immediately refrigerate after receiving and store between 34°-38°F
  • Store between 85-90% humidity
  • Keep mushrooms in original packaging until ready to use
  • Once opened, store mushrooms in a brown paper bag
  • Mushroom will keep for 7 days when stored at proper temperatures
  • Do not wash before storage. When ready to use, wipe gently with damp cloth or soft brush to remove dirt. For volume preparation, quickly rinse in cool water; drain. Shake gently to remove excess water. Do not soak mushrooms because they absorb water which speeds up deterioration
  • Fresh Mushrooms should never be frozen, but frozen sauteed mushrooms freeze better for on average 30 days
Preparation and Serving Suggestions: Mushrooms can be eaten fresh (raw), in salads, soups, pizzas, grilled, roasted, or baked. When possible gently rinse mushrooms to remove excess dirt to clean the surface.   If serving raw a suggestion of lightly sprinkling lemon juice will prevent them from white to brown in color. Flavor: White mushrooms are pleasingly mild and woodsy in taste. Flavors intensify when cooked. Package Sizes and Availability: Mushroom packed in Bulk 3, 5 or 10 lb cases are available year round to almost all markets.
  • Whole #1 Mushrooms Small (up to 1-1/4″)  usually 89 +/- 12 per pound Medium (1-1/4″-1-3/4″) usually 43 +/- 7 per pound Large (1-3/4″-2-1/2″) usually 23 +/- 3 per pound
  • Sliced 3/16″, 1/4″ thicknesses
  • Ingredient #2 grade(Food service, Mix grade)
  • Jumbo “Stuffer”Mushroom