Agaricus Bisporus

Common Names: Portobello, Champignon









Agaricus bisporus, commonly known as the white button mushroom, is one of the most popular and widely cultivated mushrooms worldwide. Known for its mild flavor and smooth texture, it is a staple in various cuisines. This versatile mushroom species is often used in soups, salads, stir-fries, and as a topping for pizzas and burgers. Rich in essential nutrients, Agaricus bisporus is a good source of protein, vitamins B and D, and minerals like selenium and phosphorus. It also contains antioxidants that contribute to overall health and well-being. Agaricus bisporus grows naturally in grasslands and fields, thriving in temperate regions. It has a distinctive white or brown cap, depending on the variety, with gills on the underside that produce spores. The white button mushroom is harvested in various stages of maturity, with the smaller, younger mushrooms known as "button mushrooms" and the larger, mature ones referred to as "portobello mushrooms." Cultivated extensively due to its high demand, Agaricus bisporus is a sustainable food source that can be grown year-round in controlled environments. Its ease of cultivation and short growth cycle make it a favorite among mushroom farmers. Incorporating Agaricus bisporus into your diet can enhance flavor and nutrition, making it a valuable addition to any meal.



Agaricus bisporus has a mild, subtle flavor that intensifies when cooked.


This widely cultivated mushroom offers a classic, mild mushroomy flavor commonly found in various dishes.



Agaricus bisporus has a firm texture that holds up well to cooking.



Agaricus bisporus has a rich, earthy aroma.

Physical Characteristics


White, smooth, round to convex


Free, pink, becoming chocolate brown with maturity

Helps With


Agaricus bisporus has been shown to have been found to have anti-diabetic activity due to their polysaccharides and terpenoids.

Look Alike Species

look alike species


Agaricus xanthodermus



Differences:Agaricus xanthodermus has a strong chemical odor when crushed, and its flesh turns yellow when bruised, unlike Agaricus bisporus.

Nutrition Facts (Raw)

Serving Size g
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g0%
Saturated Fat 0 g0%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 9 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.9 g1%
Dietary Fiber 1.3 g5%
Total Sugars 2.5 g
Protein 2.1 g4%
Vit A 0 µg 0%B1 0 mg 0%
B2 0 mg 0%B3 0 mg 0%
B6 0.1 mg 6%B9 28 µg 7%
B12 0.1 mg 4%Vit C 0 mg 0%
Vit D 10 µg 50%Vit E 0 mg 0%
Vit K 0 µg 0%Calcium 3 mg 0%
Copper 0.3 mg 33%Iron 0.3 mg 2%
Mg 0 mg 0%Mn 0.1 mg 4%
Phosph. 108 mg 9%Pot. 364 mg 8%
Selenium 18.6 µg 34%Zinc 0.5 mg 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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