A Chestnut Mushroom or Browncap is a strain that grows just a bit browner instead of white, giving it a tan-coloured top and a better flavour. Chestnut Mushrooms are also allowed to grow into larger sizes to be sold as “Portobellos.” Sometimes Portobellos are also called “Flat Chestnut Mushrooms” or “Brown Breakfast flats”. No matter the name mushrooms are among the richest sources of selenium and Vitamin D in the fresh produce aisle. which is good news for vegetarians, whose sources of selenium are limited.
We purchase all our mushrooms daily from growers in Portadown.
Also, known as brown cap mushrooms, chestnut mushrooms have a strong taste and look like a darker version of the button mushroom. They have pink to dark brown gills. Chestnut mushrooms are served raw or cooked. They are very versatile and can be included in salads, pasta dishes, sauces, quiches, casseroles, soups and omelettes. Chestnut mushrooms can be sautéed, grilled, stir-fried, roasted. Naturally high in copper and vitamin B5.
Per 100gms uncooked 13 calories, 0.5g fat, 0.4g carbohydrates, 1.8g protein and 1.1g fibre.