Crimini 'brown' mushrooms
Crimini 'brown' mushrooms

DESCRIPTION: Similar to the white mushroom in shape and size but firmer to the touch. The colour ranges from light tan to dark brown.

HOW TO PURCHASE: Can be purchased in bulk and cello-wrapped trays.

TASTE PROFILE: Meaty and earthy flavour, more intense than the white mushroom.

HOW TO SERVE: Can be eaten raw or cooked. They make a great substitute for white mushrooms. Fantastic in salads, soups and entres.

STORAGE: Keep Crimini mushrooms refrigerated in a paper bag for up to 5 days.


(100 g)
Cooper Selenium Potassium Phosphorus Iron Zinc Magnesium
Crimini25%37%13%12% 2%7%2%

(100 g)
Riboflavin Niacin Pantocenic Acid Vitamin B6 Thiamin Folate(4) Vitamin D
Crimini29%19%15%6% 6%3%NA

Mushroom Fibre
per 100 g serving

Just mix and chill, then within hours, these marinated mushrooms will make a wonderful side dish to your evening meal.

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 2 to 8 Hours

Servings: 6


  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) vegetable oil
  • 33 tbsp (50 mL) lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 1 lb (500 g) Ontario White Mushrooms, halved
  • 1 medium Ontario Carrot, shredded


In large nonmetallic bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper. Stir in mushrooms and carrot. Cover and chill several hours, stirring occasionally.