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About baby bella mushrooms

With more than 10,000 known types of mushrooms grown around the world, it can get confusing to try to keep them apart, especially if they have more than one name. One such example is the baby bella mushroom, which is also known as cremini and portabella mushrooms. These mushrooms are juvenile portobello mushrooms and have grown for about 40 days.

In fact, baby bella, button, and portobello mushrooms are actually all the same type of mushroom but at different ages. White button mushrooms are the youngest, baby bellas are typically light tan to rich brown and are in the middle, while the portobellos are the larger versions of these mushrooms and are the oldest. Combined, these three mushrooms account for 90% of the mushroom production in the United States.

Baby bellas have an earthy, meaty, and umami flavor that works well in plant-based dishes as a substitute for meat or fish. They're a popular diet food option and are commonly consumed in vegan diets. Keep in mind that even though they're technically classified as fungi, mushrooms count toward a vegetable serving.

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FAQs About Baby Bella Mushrooms

If you don't plan on using the baby bella mushrooms immediately, make sure you refrigerate them. Remove any plastic wrapping, and store them in a paper bag to keep them dry. Keeping them whole instead of sliced allows them to last longer. Try to avoid placing the mushrooms near aromatic foods in the refrigerator as they absorb many odors. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Yes, you can freeze this type of mushroom, although you cannot freeze them without cooking them. That's because the mushrooms become soggy when you thaw them. The key is to freeze them when they are freshly ripe and not soft or squishy. Clean and cut the mushrooms into smaller pieces, and saute lightly in oil over high heat. Allow them to cool. Place them in a freezer-safe bag, and put them in the freezer. They will keep this way for three to six months.

You can either eat the baby bella mushrooms raw or cook them. Before you fix the mushrooms, make sure you use a damp cloth and wipe them gently. If you're preparing a large number of mushrooms, rinse them quickly under cool water and drain. Don't soak them as they will become soggy.

These mushrooms can withstand high temperatures, so they're suitable for cooking. A popular way of preparing baby bellas is to saute them, which is perfect for a noodle or stir-fry dish. Bring the frying pan to medium-high heat and add oil. Add the mushrooms when the oil is hot, and cook for five to seven minutes. Roasting the mushrooms is easier and healthier than frying them. Simply use your oven's broiler function, and combine the mushrooms with vegetables along with sauces, seasonings, and spices.
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