Mushroom Guide

Wholesome, nutritious and packed with flavour.

Mushrooms are neither a fruit or a vegetable, instead they’re a type of fungi that bring their own unique taste and nutritional benefits that are essential for human health. 

There are so many different types of mushroom to choose from, and each one offers something slightly different in terms of taste and texture. They each have a place in different recipes and are used across different global cuisines.

Read our mushroom guide to learn more about our delicious mushrooms, along with tips on how to prepare and cook them.

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White mushrooms

White mushrooms have a mild and earthy taste with a firm bite that makes them perfect for a wide array of culinary creations. Whether sautéed in butter and served alongside a steak, or incorporated into hearty stews and pasta recipes, their versatility in the kitchen makes them a fridge staple.

Chestnut mushrooms

Chestnut mushrooms take their name from their unique colour. They have a richer, earthier taste and firmer texture than white mushrooms. They take well to all sorts of recipes spanning different cultures, from breakfast-time to dinner-time.

Portobello mushrooms

With their wide and flat open cup, Portobello mushrooms have become increasingly popular in recent years. They’re dense texture means they’re often used as meat substitutes in burgers, stuffed with cheese, or grilled on the barbecue. Portobellos are both versatile and incredibly tasty.

Shiitake mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are prized for their rich, savoury flavour and meaty texture, making them a favourite among chefs and home cooks alike. With a deep umami taste and a hint of earthiness, shiitakes bring a robust depth of flavour to dishes. They can be sautéed, grilled, roasted, or stir-fried to enhance their savoury notes and develop their texture.

Oyster mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms are renowned for their delicate, mild flavour and velvety texture. Their taste is often described as subtly nutty or even seafood-like, they are popular in Asian cuisine but are becoming popular in Western cooking. Oysters naturally grow in clumps on trees, but can be carefully cultivated in a controlled environment.

Organic mushrooms

In organic mushroom farming, synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilisers are avoided. Instead, natural methods such as composting, crop rotation, and biological pest control are utilised to maintain soil health and fertility while minimising environmental impact.

Vitamin D mushrooms

Our Vitamin D mushrooms can provide 100% of the recommended daily amounts of vitamin D. This is especially important for individuals who have limited sun exposure or who follow vegetarian or vegan diets. They are created by mimicking the production of vitamin D2 that occurs in mushrooms exposed to sunlight in their natural environment.

Nutritional Information

Did you know there are a variety of micronutrients important for supporting a healthy immune system that are found in mushrooms?

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for bone health and immunity, but as we get it from sunlight, most of us in the Northern hemisphere are deficient for most of the year. By leaving your mushrooms on a bright windowsill for as little as 15 minutes they will create Vitamin D and you’ll get your daily recommended amount. Mushrooms really are magic!


Just 80g of mushrooms serves as one of your five-a-day. This could be 4 closed cup mushrooms, 14 baby buttons or 1 large flat mushroom. 

Low Calories

Mushrooms are naturally incredibly low in calories, one serving contains around 22 calories and no fat.

Vitamin B

B vitamins are important for good health and a deficiency can lead to tiredness and fatigue. It also contributes to healthy skin and a strong immune system. Mushrooms are a natural source of vitamins B2, B3 and B5.


Potassium contributes to normal muscle function and the maintenance of normal blood pressure.


Selenium works to improve immune function and mental health. It also contributes to the maintenance of normal hair, nails and protects cells from oxidative stress.