Explore fresh Canadian mushrooms Halifax NS

Most Canadians are familiar with Canada's most popular mushroom, the White Button, but what about all the other great varieties on the market? Here's a list of the mushrooms that are found in Canada.

Spryfield Discount Meat Market
(902) 477-9966
213 Herring Cove Rd
Halifax, NS
 
Bridgeview Grocery and Meats
(902) 443-9104
188 Bedford Hwy
Halifax, NS
 
Samosa Hut Grocery & Restaurant
(902) 454-6014
5783 Charles St
Halifax, NS
 
Bedford Place Mall
(902) 832-9680
Halifax, NS
 
Superstore
(902) 477-7973
16 Dentith Rd
Halifax, NS
 
Pete's Frootique and European Delicatessen
(902) 425-5700
1515 Dresden Row
Halifax, NS
 
Cahoa Grocery
(902) 423-0642
5483 Victoria Rd
Halifax, NS
 
Superstore
(902) 425-1498
6139 Quinpool Rd
Halifax, NS
 
Sobeys Inc
(902) 477-2817
279 Herring Cove Rd
Halifax, NS
 
Superstore
(902) 832-3117
1650 Bedford Row
Halifax, NS
 

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(NC)-Most Canadians are familiar with Canada's most popular mushroom, the White Button, but what about all the other great varieties on the market? With names like Shiitake, King Oyster and Enoki, we tend to shy away or feel intimated, when in fact we should be excited and tempted. These seven varieties of mushrooms are grown right here in Canada all year round. So muster up your courage and try one today.

White/Button

• Mild, woodsy flavour when raw, delicate when cooked.

• Enhances other foods.

• Add to soups, salads, pastas, stir-fries and meat dishes.

Brown/Crimini

• Rich, nutty flavour.

• Substitute for, or combine with white mushrooms in any recipe.

• Sauté, stir-fry, grill or bake.

Portabella

• Intense meaty flavour, with a robust texture.

• Great for grilling or stuffing.

• Make as great substitute for meat as a vegetarian entrée or for the ultimate mushroom burger.

Shiitake

• Woodsy flavour and soft texture when cooked.

• Best stir-fried or sautéed.

• Add to poultry, meat or pasta dishes.

• Remove and discard tough stems before cooking.

Oyster

• Mild flavour when cooked.

• Soft velvety texture.

• As versatile as other mushrooms.

• Use alone or with other varieties is a stir-fry or mushroom medley.

King Oyster

• This stout, thick fleshed mushroom is pleasantly chewy top to bottom and has the advantage of remaining firm when cooked.

• The flavour contains a delicate taste of woodsy and sweet.

• Stands up to sauteing, stir-frying, and grilling, becoming golden brown and nicely crisp.

Enoki

• Grassy with a slight woodsy flavour.

• Delicate in texture.

• Best used raw, makes a great alternative to bean sprouts.

• Add to salads or as a garnish on soups or main dishes.

For mushroom nutrition information, great tips and delicious recipes visit www.mushrooms.ca.

- News Canada