Skip to content
Skip to content


Photo of mushrooms
Photo of mushrooms
Photo of cut, dried mushrooms
Photo credits (left to right): Photo credits (top to bottom): Flickr: Stan Dalone; Flickr: Dawn Endico; Flickr: Rubber Dragon

Foods Included

Button, Portobello, Shiitake, Crimini, Oyster, fresh and dried, Chanterelle mushroom, Enoki mushrooms, Morel mushrooms, Mushrooms


A mushroom is the fleshy body of an edible fungus. It typically grows above ground on soil or on its food source. Mushrooms have a meaty texture and are sometimes used in place of meat in dishes.

Buy It

  • Choose mushrooms that are dry and firm.

Store It

  • Mushrooms spoil quickly and will only stay good for 1-2 days in the fridge.
  • Do not store at room temperature.

Why It's Great

  • B Vitamins helps our cells grow and stay healthy.
  • Vitamin D is essential for strong bones. Our body also absorbs Vitamin D from the sun.
  • Potassium, a type of electrolyte, helps build muscle and keeps your heart healthy.
  • Copper helps your body utilize iron, maintain bone health, and promote healthy skin and hair.
  • Selenium protects our cells from damage, helps reduce joint inflammation, and keeps our thyroid healthy.

Try It

Mushroom-Stuffed Squash
1 hr
Photo of prepared Mushroom-Stuffed Squash
Lotus Root Mushroom Vegetarian Soup
3 hrs 10 mins
Fuzzy Gourd Stuffed with Pork and Mushrooms
50 mins
Photo of prepared Fuzzy Gourd Stuffed with Pork and Mushrooms
Chinese Winter Melon Chicken Soup
40 mins
Chinese winter melon chicken soup
Mushroom Quiche
1 hr 15 mins
Portobello Pizzas
35 mins
Photo of a Portobello Pizza

“Funded by USDA SNAP, an equal opportunity provider and employer. Visit for healthy tips.”