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 (pôr′tə-bĕl′ō) or por·ta·bel·la (-bĕl′ə) or por·to·bel·la (-bĕl′ə)
n. pl. por·to·bel·los or por·ta·bel·las
A mature, dark-brown form of the common cultivated mushroom (Agaricus bisporus).

[Origin unknown.]


n, pl -los
(Plants) a large flat-capped edible mushroom
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If one could indeed speak of two Portabellas, here the first might be seen as having handed the baton to the second.
Nowadays, we have a vast choice of fresh mushrooms to play with, from the classic ivorycoloured buttons, to the shaggy brown Portabellas, perfect in omelettes and such.
Criminis account for 22 percent of sales, while portabellas make up 10 percent of total mushrooms sales.
5 ounces) of UV-treated portabellas contained 446 International Units (IU) of vitamin D, while untreated portabellas had only 11 IU.
Button mushrooms, criminis, and portabellas all convert UV-B rays into vitamin D2.
onions become clear around the edges, add portabellas, capers, and
He prefers portabellas, a dark strain of the same species, Agaricus bisporus, which are harvested after their brown gills open.
Also, portabellas are an ideal food for those counting calories, USDA reports say, because they contain no fat or sodium, are high in fiber, low in calories and are very low in carbohydrates, also making them a good choice for diabetics.
When diced portabellas are soft, toss all with mix,
Portabellas are highly coveted during the summer because of their large size and common use as a meat substitute.
Portabellas, criminis, and white button mushrooms, the most commonly consumed varieties in the United States, contain the most ergothioneine, a metabolite with strong antioxidant properties that has been shown to provide cellular protection in the human body.
PEDAL PUSHER: Wood-fired pizza topped with portabellas and sausage ($2.