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Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

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Portabella mushrooms have tan or brown caps that measure up to 6 inches in diameter. They have a deep, earthy flavor and a meaty texture that is perfect for broiling, roasting, stuffing or grilling and serving on a hamburger bun. 

Select mushrooms that are firm with a fresh, smooth appearance.  

The surfaces of the mushroom should be dry, but not dried out, and appear plump.  

A closed veil under the mushroom cap indicates a delicate flavor, while an open veil and exposed gills mean a richer flavor. 

Nutrition Benefits 

Long celebrated as a superfood source of powerful nutrients, fresh mushrooms are a healthy addition to your plate. Mushrooms provide many of the same nutritional benefits as vegetables, as well as attributes commonly found in meat, beans and grains. Mushrooms can help fulfill some of the leading recommendations for a healthy diet from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 

Mushrooms are a nutrient powerhouse and the only source of vitamin D in the produce aisle. 

STORE

Store mushrooms in their original packaging or in a porous paper bag for prolonged shelf life.  

Some mushrooms may keep for up to one week in the refrigerator.  

Fresh mushrooms should never be frozen, but frozen sautéed mushrooms will keep for up to one month. 

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Enjoying more fruits and vegetables, inclusive of fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, is a delicious way 
to enjoy a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. 
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