The Common Mushroom

White, crimini, portabello, baby bella; I was pretty surprised when I found out all these types of mushroom were technically the same fungus: agaricus bisporus (known commonly as the common mushroom). The different names comes from their natural variance in size, color, and maturity. As far as nutritional qualities there isn’t much deviation between the various kinds. Are mushrooms are healthy? Thanks for asking! As it happens, there are a number of benefits to noshing your ‘shrooms, as well as some good reasons to be cautious. Continue reading