Costa grows an abundance of white Agaricus mushrooms, which are the most commonly grown mushrooms in Australia.
White mushrooms are subtle in flavour, making them a popular and versatile addition to many meals from morning to night.
More white mushroom facts
- White mushrooms can be eaten raw or cooked
- This versatile funghi takes on the flavours of many meals
- They are available loose or pre-packed
- Mushrooms naturally contain Vitamin D, with 100g of light exposed mushrooms providing 100% of RDI
- Pre-pack mushrooms are harvested directly into punnets, handled only once to maintain their quality
- Cup or flat mushrooms are the same mushroom only harvested at different times
- Mushrooms are in a league of their own – not a fruit nor a vegetable, they are a funghi!
White mushroom varieties
These small white mushrooms are dense and subtle in flavour. They are harvested from the first stages of growth and are perfect for salads and stir-fries, or marinated and sautéed. These little gems are small but sure to please.
Slightly larger than buttons, these white mushrooms add texture and take on the flavours of many meals. Cups are harvested from the second stage of growth, and can be sliced or cooked whole in a wide range of dishes from breakfast through to dinner.
White open flat mushrooms have dark gills and a more intense flavour than the smaller varieties. Cook them whole on the barbecue, or stuff them with your favourite fillings and bake. They’re almost a meal in themselves!
There are so many ways to enjoy mushrooms. Whether simply sautéed with butter, salt and pepper; or stirred into a creamy risotto; or barbecued with a delicious dressing … there are endless possibilities.
We’ve gathered some of our favourite mushroom recipes. Hope you enjoy them!
Have you thought about eating mushrooms to boost your Vitamin D intake?
One in four adults are Vitamin D deficient. Yet Vitamin D is essential for strong teeth and bones, normal growth and development, and a healthy immune system.
You're at a high risk of Vitamin D deficiency if you:
- Are naturally dark skinned, and need more UV exposure to produce adequate levels of Vitamin D, as the pigment in your skin reduces UV penetration
- Cover your skin for religious or cultural reasons
- Are older, housebound or in institutional care
- Are a baby or infant of a Vitamin D-deficient mother (especially breastfed babies)
- Have osteoporosis
If you may be Vitamin D deficient, you can easily boost your intake. Mushrooms naturally contain Vitamin D, and we expose our mushrooms to additional light to ensure they have plenty of this important vitamin. You only need to eat 100g of mushrooms – or about three per day – to reach 100% Recommended Daily Intake.