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Chestnut Mushrooms, Per Ounce

Chestnut Mushrooms, Per Ounce

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Chestnut mushrooms are a type of edible mushroom that is closely related to white button mushrooms. They are named for their chestnut-brown caps, which are slightly smaller and more tightly clustered than white button mushrooms. Chestnut mushrooms have a nutty, earthy flavor that is slightly sweet. They are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B2, potassium, and selenium.

Medicinal Properties

Chestnut mushrooms have several medicinal properties. They are a good source of antioxidants, which can help protect the body against damage from free radicals. They also contain compounds that have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties.


Chestnut mushrooms have a mild, slightly sweet aroma. The flesh of the mushroom is crisp and juicy, and it has a slightly peppery taste.


Chestnut mushrooms are fall and winter species, typically available from September to March. Farmed mushrooms may be available year round.


Here is a recipe for a simple and delicious chestnut mushroom stir-fry:


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat.
  2. Add the mushrooms, onion, and bell pepper to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, soy sauce, ginger, and red pepper flakes to the skillet and cook for 1 minute more.
  4. Stir in the cilantro and serve.

Interesting Facts

  • The scientific name for chestnut mushrooms is Pholiota adiposa.
  • Chestnut mushrooms are cinnamon caps, brick tops, and brown caps.
  • Chestnut mushrooms are a good source of dietary fiber, which can help promote digestive health.
  • Chestnut mushrooms can be eaten raw, cooked, or pickled.

Chestnut mushrooms are a versatile and delicious mushroom with many health benefits. They are a great addition to any diet and can be enjoyed in various ways.

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