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In what country did the portabello mushroom originate

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

Portobello (or portabella) mushrooms started as a genius way to market overgrown cremini mushrooms. The mushrooms called cremini came from Italy, the overgrown version we know as portobello came from American marketing. All delicious!!

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added over 4 years ago

I love this question. Both portobella and cremini are the common brown mushroom which has been cultivated in this country for more than a century. As previously noted the names are just marketing. They sell better if you give them a fancy Italian name.