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Availability Abalone Mushrooms are available in early Spring. Cultivation Production Varieties Purchasing Select young Abalone Mushrooms in great condition when purchasing. Purchase Abalone Mushrooms with whole, closed, clean, white caps. Abalone Mushrooms should have no...
Bianchetto Truffles (Tuber Albidum Pico) are a “Whitish” Truffle (“Whitish” translates to Italian as “Bianchetto) that can also be known as Blanquette Truffles, White Truffles, March Truffles, Marzuolo Truffles (“March” in Italian), Spring Truffles...
The Burgundy or Bourgogne Truffle (Tuber uncinatum) is a close relative of the Summer Black Truffle and is found across Europe, from October 1 to December 31. The Black Burgundy Truffle is a black Truffle with big, pointy warts. The Glebe (the interior flesh) is a chocolate brown...
The Black Périgord Truffle (Tuber melanosporum vitt), also known as a Truffe de Périgord (French). As you can see, the Black Périgord Truffle is actually more of a grayish/brownish black on the exterior, with a warty, diamond-like skin. The interior Glebe is a...
Black Winter Truffle is an imprecise term, often used to confuse the ignorant into over-paying for more common Truffles. Black Périgord Truffles are both “Black” and harvested in “Winter” but so are black Chinese Truffles and Oregon Black Truffles. When...
Availability Blazei Mushrooms are available year round. Cultivation Production Varieties Purchasing Select young Blazei Mushrooms in prime condition, with whole, closed, clean, tan, caps and no signs of bruising or sliminess. Look under the Mushroom Cap for the...
Availability In North America, Blue Foot Mushrooms are available in the Fall. European Blue Foot Mushrooms are available year round. Cultivation Production Varieties Purchasing Select young Blue Foot Mushrooms in prime condition, with whole, closed, clean, white, caps and...
The Bohemian Truffle, also known as the "Hart's Truffle" is a name for Elaphomycetaceae (Pisolithus tinctorius) which is a mushroom variety historically eaten in parts of Germany. Gluten Free Yes Low Fat Yes Low Calorie Yes
Brumale Truffles are frequently used to try and defraud the unwary, but at the right price they can be a fine addition to dishes in the kitchen in their own right. Season Brumale Truffles (Tuber brumale), which are harvested between November 1 and March 15 on similar sites as the...
Button Mushrooms (also known as Common Mushrooms, White Button Mushrooms, White Mushrooms, Table Mushrooms, Cultivated Mushrooms, Agaric Cultivé, Champignon Mushrooms and Champignon de Paris) is the most common mushroom consumed in the United States. The average American eats around 2.2...
Season Cauliflower Mushrooms are available mainly in the Fall. Nutrition Cauliflower Mushrooms provide a good source of protein, with a substantial amount of B vitamins. Cauliflower mushrooms are sugar-free. 1 cup of raw Cauliflower mushrooms has about 20 calories. Gluten...
Chinese Truffles refer to three Asiatic varieties of Truffle: Tuber Sinensis, Tuber Indicum and Tuber Himalayensis. All are Black Truffles, similar in appearance to the Black Périgord Truffle, chocolate to black exterior with a matching interior. Their perfume varies between...
Cremini Mushrooms, also known as Crimini Mushrooms, Cremino Mushrooms, Brown Mushrooms, Brown Cap Mushrooms, Chestnut Mushrooms (The Pioppino Mushroom is also called a Chestnut Mushroom), Champignon Marron, Swiss Brown Mushrooms, Roman Mushrooms, Roman Brown Mushrooms, Italian Mushrooms,...
Though some actual Truffles (Family Tuber) may be found in Africa and Arabia, the term Desert Truffles, actually refers to near-Truffles of the family Terfeziaceae . The most common are Terfeziaceae Terfezia and Terfeziaceae Tirmania, both of which are more potato like but have a very...
Morel Mushrooms are one of the most highly-prized edible fungi in the world, even though, to a botanist, they are not technically “mushrooms” at all. Morel Mushrooms and truffles are, if you will, cousins to the more familiar mushroom. Brown-colored, Morel Mushrooms belong to...
Oregon Black Truffle are commonly found in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest is the Oregon Black Truffle (Leucangium Carthusianum, formerly Picoa carthusiana), which is larger (golf ball-sized) but otherwise appears very similar to the Black Perigord Truffle. The major difference is...
Oregon White Truffles include two varieties of white Truffle (Tuber Oregonense and Tuber Gibbosum, formerly known as Tuber Gigantum) found in the Pacific Northwest of the US, from Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Northern California. The Oregon White Truffle is a medium sized...
Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus), also known as Tree Oyster Mushrooms, Tree Oysters, Oyster Shelf Mushrooms, Pearl Oyster Mushrooms, Abalone Mushrooms (wrongly and confusingly since there are also two different types of different Abalone Mushrooms), Pleurotte (in French), Hiratake...
The "Pecan Truffle" (Tuber lyonii but sometimes called Tuber Texense) is found living symbiotically with Pecan trees in the Southern US states of Georgia, Florida and Texas. Pecan Truffles, used to be considered a waste product by pecan farmers but today the Pecan Truffle is...
Portobello Mushrooms, also known as Portabella Mushrooms, are large mushrooms with a hearty texture, meaty flesh and savory flavor. Some hail them as “The Steak of the Vegetable Kingdom” (even though, technically, Portobello Mushrooms are fungi). Some sources credit the Monterey...
Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus edodes), also known as Shitake Mushroom, Black Oak Mushroom, Black Forest Mushroom, Golden Oak Mushroom, Oakwood Mushroom, and Japanese Mushroom, is the second most consumed mushroom in the world! Shitake Mushrooms are native to Japan, Korea and China and...
The Summer Black Truffle (Tuber aestivum) and also known as the Truffe de la St. Jean, English Truffle, Scorzone Truffle, Tartufi Neri Estivi (in Italian) and the Truffe d’Été (French for Truffle of Summer) has a smooth black exterior surface, with a knobby roundish...
Availability West Coast Black Trumpet Mushrooms grow in cool weather and are available August to April. Domestic Black Trumpets are available from November to April or May. Imported from Europe, Black Trumpets are available during summer months through the fall season. Portion Size Allow...
The King of Truffles.
White Truffle is an imprecise term, often used to confuse the ignorant into over-paying for more common Truffles. In general, if someone is selling White Italian Truffles they are wise to use the appropriate name to justify their higher prices. Again, in general, if someone is...
Availability Yellow Foot Chanterelles are available December to May. Portion Size Allow 1-2 oz of Yellow Foot Chanterelle Mushroom per person. Substitutes Chanterelle Mushroom Nutritional Value USDA a:1:{i:0;s:5:"11239";} Gluten Free Yes Low Fat Yes Low...