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In what country did the portabello mushroom originate

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer about 6 years ago

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SMSF
SMSF

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added about 6 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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pierino
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added about 6 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.

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degustibus
added 5 months ago

The Italian Mushroom Consortium recognizes six varieties of commercialized mushrooms: prataiolo bianco (white field mushroom, usually called by its French name, «champignon,» in Italy), prataiolo crema, portobello, pioppino, pleurotus (or gelone), and cornucopia.

http://www.corriereortofrutticolo...

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