Monaghan's mushroom range

Mushrooms are truly fascinating and there are so many different varieties to choose from. Each type of mushroom brings its own flair to your plate too. Our Mushroom Guide is here to help you navigate through the mushroom maze. Read below for more information on our mushroom varieties as well as some tips and tricks for how to make them work best for your meal.

White Mushrooms

White mushrooms come in a many shapes and sizes from small button to large flat mushrooms. They’re known for their creamy white colour and mild, earthy flavour. Their versatility makes them a perfect ingredient in many recipes, from a delicious salad to hearty sauces.

Recipe Tip: White mushrooms are great for making meals go further and adding flavour to stews, sauces and casseroles.

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Chestnut Mushrooms

Chestnut mushrooms come in a variety of sizes from small button mushrooms to larger open cap mushrooms. Their colour varies from a light tan to a rich brown. They have a bold, deep flavour whether raw or lightly cooked.

Recipe Tip: Chestnut mushrooms are great for adding an extra depth of flavour to creamy pasta or risotto dishes.

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Portobello Mushrooms

The portobello mushroom is a chestnut mushroom that has grown to full maturity. Portobello mushrooms have large, rich brown caps with velvety brown gills. They have a meaty texture and deeper, more intense flavour than white or smaller chestnut mushrooms.

Recipe Tip: Great for roasting or baking, simply stuff with cheesy breadcrumbs and bake until tender.

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Forestiere® Mushrooms

Forestiere® mushrooms bridge the gap between the mild taste of white mushrooms and the nutty flavours of chestnut mushrooms, bringing a new taste experience to meals.

Recipe Tip: The mild, nutty flavour of Forestiere® mushrooms makes them the star of many meals, try creating a mushroom risotto or simply serving up as a tasty side dish.

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We grow a full range of organic mushrooms at our organic certified farms. Using organic substrate, our mushrooms are free from pesticides and fungicides.

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D mushrooms taste just like regular brown mushrooms, but have the benefit of providing 100% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin D in just three mushrooms (According to The European Food Information Council).

Vitamin D is commonly referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because our bodies produce it naturally when we are exposed to sunlight. During the winter months, there’s not enough sunshine for our bodies to produce vitamin D naturally, and the only other option is to get it from our food or by taking supplements.

Monaghan has crafted a unique process to enhance vitamin D2 content in mushrooms, by mimicking the production of vitamin D2 that occurs in mushrooms exposed to sunlight in their natural environment. We give the mushrooms light and through a natural process they make vitamin D, just like wild outdoor grown mushrooms.

Mushroom Powder (Dried)

We produce vitamin D enhanced mushroom powder which provides a convenient way to obtain vitamin D from a plant-based source. It’s the only non-animal source of vitamin D, suitable for flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans.

Our vitamin D enhanced mushroom powder is suitable for use in tablets, capsules and powder blends as well as foods.

Our current powder has 7,500 IU/g but please contact us about your specific requirements.