Giorgio Crimini/Baby Bellas - Retail

TMG-Baby-Bellas-4Giorgio’s Crimini mushrooms, also called baby bellas or browns, are nutritious with riboflavin, ergothienine, low in fat and sodium. Crimini mushrooms are the second best selling variety of mushrooms in the US. They vary in color from tan to brown. They are picked while they are still closed, with their veil covering the gill surface. We package baby bella mushrooms in retail sizes from 6 oz to 24 oz, and in sizes ranging from small or button (0.750-1.25”) to large (2.25-2.75”).

Small/Button 0.75-1.25”
Medium 1.25-1.75”
Silver Dollar 1.75-2.25”
Large 2.25-2.75”

Crimini mushrooms (agaricus bisporus)

Flavor
Crimini mushrooms have an earthier, more intense flavor than white mushrooms.  They can usually be substituted for any recipe calling for white mushrooms, and blend well with almost anything. Their flavor intensifies when cooked.

Preparation
Crimini mushrooms can be sautéed or cooked any way or enjoyed raw in salads.

Uses
Try them sliced and sautéed on pizza, in pasta, on quesadillas, or cheeseburgers.

Nutrition
The focus on the nutritional value of brightly colored fruits and vegetables has unintentionally left mushrooms in the dark. Mushrooms provide a number of nutrients. A serving of 4-5 white mushrooms provides 18 calories, 0 grams of fat and 3 grams of carbohydrates, yet is a good source of the antioxidant selenium, the B vitamins riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid; and copper. And mushrooms have close to 300 mg of potassium per serving, an important nutrient that many Americans do not get enough of.  White mushrooms also contain 2.8 mg of the antioxidant ergothienine and 15 IU of vitamin D.