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Get To Know Your Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a perfect, unique and versatile addition to your store. Don’t let their cuteness fool you, hidden beneath the creamy domes is a powerhouse of natural flavours and nutrition.

They are a true superfood! Not only are they packed with a ton of essential vitamins and minerals, but mushrooms are also a super versatile ingredient in the kitchen. Fruitlink has got you covered, stocking some of the most popular varieties of delicious mushrooms from reputable growers. 

FUN FACT: These three mushroom varieties are technically the same! Yep, the small button mushrooms are just harvested earlier, while the larger flat mushrooms are left to grow for longer. How cool!

Listed below are all the varieties of mushrooms we stock at Fruitlink and the tasty ways you can prepare them!


Button Mushrooms

Button mushrooms have the mildest flavour, slightly intensifying once cooked. Being the youngest mushroom means they are very firm and hold their shape when cooked.

– Salads, stir-frys, sauces, BBQ, soup, roast, slow-cook, and pasta.

Cup Mushrooms

Cup mushrooms are Australia’s most popular! Their mild and delicate flavour makes them versatile and perfect for almost any recipe. Cups will also hold their shape when cooked.

– Salads, stir-frys, sauces, BBQ, soup, roast, slow-cook, and pasta

Flat Mushrooms

The flat mushroom is more mature, meaning the flavours are enhanced. They have a rich and bold flavour and are much softer in texture.

– Salads, stir-frys, BBQ, soup, roast, slow-cook, and pasta

Enoki Mushrooms

Enoki mushrooms have a very mild and delicate flavour. As this mushroom is relatively thin, care should be taken when cooking and be sure not to overcook them.

– Salads, stir-frys, and soup

Wood Ear Mushrooms

There’s not much flavour to the wood ear mushroom, but they have a mild and musty taste that picks up the spices of the dishes it’s put in.

– Stir-frys, and soup

King Oyster Mushrooms

The King Oyster mushroom’s flavour is mild when raw, but it enhances once they’re cooked. They are often described as ‘vegan’s seafood’ due to their seafood-like flavour and texture.

– Salads, stir-frys, BBQ, soup, roast, and pasta

Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms have a full-bodied, earthy and slightly smoky flavour. Their meaty flesh has a firm and somewhat chewy texture.

– Salads, stir-frys, soup, and pasta

Swiss Brown Mushrooms

Swiss Brown mushrooms have a deeper and earthier flavour than the white varieties of mushrooms. Their robust flavour and firm texture hold well during the cooking process.

– Salads, stir-frys, sauces, BBQ, soup, roast, slow-cook, and pasta

Want to know more?

  • An excellent resource that unlocks the power of mushrooms is the Netflix Documentary ‘Fantastic Fungi’ directed by Louis Schwartzberg.
  • Check out this Video on our Instagram
  • Call and chat to one of our friendly staff on (07) 3278 1724

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