button mushroom

Button Mushroom

  • Kingdom ……..Fungi
  • Phylum…………Basidiomycota
  • Class …………..Agaricomycetes
  • Family …………Agaricaceae
  • Genus…………..Agaricus
  • Species ……….Agaricus bisporus

Button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) is the most known, produced and consumed mushroom species in the world. It is cultivated all over the world. There are two types of colours, white and brown. The white colour is immature and the brown colour is ripe. Both colour types of this mushroom are now called different names according to languages of geographical regions. When mature, it is known as the portobello mushroom. The small portobello mushroom is also called portobellini or portabellini in some areas. When it is immature and brown, it is known by the names among the people such as Swiss brown mushroom, Italian brown, Italian mushroom, cremini mushroom, baby bella, brown pot mushroom or chestnut mushroom. The immature and white ones are also called white mushrooms, common mushrooms, button mushrooms, cultivated mushrooms, table mushrooms and champagne mushrooms.

Button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) are a type of mushroom that is cultivated in almost two-thirds of the world. There are about two hundred subspecies. It is the kind of mushroom people use the most meals. Especially the favourite ingredients on top of the pizzas. It is one of the easiest types of mushroom to grow. The largest producer of Button Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) in the world is China. It is widely used in Chinese cuisine. America, Holland, France, and Poland also have an important share in the production of Agaricus bisporus mushroom. In the wild, they usually appear in meadows, pastures, fields after rain, and they grow from the end of spring to the autumn. When a hundred grams of Button mushrooms consumed, twenty-two calories are taken, which is an ideal food source for dieters. It is also a very rich source of B vitamins, niacin, and pantothenic acid. In addition, this fungus is a good source of minerals in terms of potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

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