Mushrooms Make

Meals Better

We know there’s a lot of pressure on you at mealtimes — they need to be quick, nutritious, and delicious. Here’s how mushrooms can make your meals — and your meal times — better.



The body works hard to protect you from viruses and bacteria that can make you unwell. But, it takes support from a healthy diet to keep up the fight.

Mushrooms contain nutrients essential for a healthy immune system, including B vitamins riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid. Beneficial minerals include potassium, phosphorus, zinc and copper. Prebiotic fibre-rich mushrooms also nourish the good bacteria in your gut for better health from head to toe, inside and out.



Mushrooms are a great way to add a depth of flavour to your cooking, with their earthy and savoury taste, their umami can easily enhance any dish and take it to the next level.

Some offer a mild flavour; some are a little bolder. Adding mushrooms to your meals can elevate the taste and create a deeper, more satisfying flavour profile thanks to their naturally occurring umami. They’re versatile, easy to cook with, and a great way to add a healthy boost to your meals.



The beauty of cooking with mushrooms is they can easily be incorporated into the meals you already know and love, making them better!

Mushrooms are the ingredient that can make your favourite recipes better. Add diced raw button mushrooms to a lunch salad. Sauté chopped crimini mushrooms and blend with ground meat (including plant-based) in classic dishes like lasagna, meatloaf, or tacos. Grill portabella mushrooms and use them to top your burgers. Simmer shiitake mushrooms in soups or stews. The possibilities are endless.



We all want to do our part for the planet. Good news — mushrooms are a sustainable choice that make meals better. Here is how mushrooms contribute to a better world.

Canadian mushrooms are grown from coast-to-coast, so they never travel far to get to your local grocery store. Mushrooms’ year-round availability also makes them a valuable and reliable food source.

Mushrooms are grown indoors, in environmentally controlled buildings. Farmers can control everything from water usage to electricity, so they only use what’s needed — which studies show isn’t a lot compared to many other foods1. The unique vertical nature of the growing rooms also allows farmers to grow millions of pounds of mushrooms on just a few acres of land.

And, like you, mushroom farmers are big on recycling. They grow their crops on beds of composted agricultural by-products. So not only is all that material diverted from the waste stream but also, after the farmers are done with it, it’s recycled into potting soil to grow even more plants for the planet.

How’s that for a happy ending?

  1. The Mushroom Sustainability Story: Water, Energy and Climate Environmental Metrics 2017 study, produced by leading sustainability analysis and research firm SureHarvest,
    Other Resources: Mushrooms Canada – Sustainability Review Executive Summary – January 2023