Nutrition and Point of Sale Resources for RD’s

At the Mushroom Council, we share your passion for improving public health and would like to support you as you help shoppers make healthier choices at retail. To grow your efforts and minimize your workload, we have put together a resource package we hope you find beneficial.

Case History

THe Blend Retailer Case HistoryDownload: The Blend – A Retailer Case History // A Midwestern regional grocer with less than 20 stores was the first to launch a pilot program of The Blend in all three departments (deli, meat and produce) at all of their retail stores. The launch period was designed to last between four and six weeks in length. This case history will share how they got started and the results of the program.

Supermarket RD Resources

Download: Supermarket RD Toolkit

Download: Supermarket RD Toolkit

We’re here to support you in your efforts by providing you with this Toolkit for starters and are available beyond the Toolkit to answer questions and provide consultation and training on how you can get The Blend on the menu at your retailer’s deli.

FACT SHEET: Flavor-Enhancing Properties

FACT SHEET: Flavor-Enhancing Properties

A new study from the CIA and UC-Davis explored the flavor-enhancing properties of mushrooms and found that blending finely chopped mushrooms with ground meat enhances flavor and nutrition.

FACT SHEET: Mushroom Varieties Chart

FACT SHEET: Mushroom Varieties Chart

A guide to common mushroom varieties, their attributes and nutritional values.

FACTSHEET: The Better-For-You-Blend Fact Sheet

FACTSHEET: The Better-For-You-Blend Fact Sheet

You can start making healthier choices with the Blend today by visiting your supermarket deli and asking which Blended products are on the menu. Start transforming your meals with dinner tonight!

 

New Research

PUBLISHED STUDY: Healthy on the Plate, Gentle on the Planet: The Mushroom Sustainability Story
// The lines between health and sustainability are beginning to blur – a healthy diet should include food choices that respect future accessibility to nutritious food and overall global health. As food and nutrition experts, you can lead the charge to educate the public on the importance of making sustainable and healthy food choices and guide your clients how to promote sustainability using their own forks. Read more>>


PUBLISHED STUDY:
Flavor-Enhancing Properties of Mushrooms in Meat-Based Dishes in Which Sodium Has Been Reduced and Meat Has Been Partially Substituted with Mushrooms in the Journal of Food Science
// The effects of beef substitution with crimini or white mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) on the flavor profiles of carne asada and beef taco blends were measured with a descriptive analysis panel. Read more >>

PUBLISHED STUDY: Mushrooms Biologically Distinct and Nutritionally Unique in Nutrition Today // Mushrooms’ nutrient and culinary characteristics suggest it may be time to reevaluate food groupings and health benefits in the context of 3 separate food kingdoms: plants/botany, animals/zoology, and fungi/mycology. Read more >>

 

Shopper Handouts

Become a Blenditarian (PDF 2 page - PRINT READY)

Become a Blenditarian (PDF 2 page - PRINT READY)

Become a Blenditarian. Better Flavor, Better For You, Better For the Environment. Do you want to do better?

Become a Blenditarian (PDF - WEB READY)

Become a Blenditarian (PDF - WEB READY)

Become a Blenditarian. Better Flavor, Better For You, Better For the Environment. Do you want to do better?

A Natural Source of Vitamin D

A Natural Source of Vitamin D

A fact sheet about mushrooms and vitamin D, including the health impact and risks associated with vitamin D deficiency.

Manage Your Weight with Mushrooms

Manage Your Weight with Mushrooms

A fact sheet about how eating mushrooms can help manage weight and contribute to overall health and wellness.

How Mushrooms Grow Infographic

How Mushrooms Grow Infographic

Mushrooms are our most unique growing vegetable, and mushroom growing is one of the most unusual stories in agriculture.

Mushrooms: A Nutrient Powerhouse

Mushrooms: A Nutrient Powerhouse

A fact sheet that gives an overview of mushrooms’ nutritional benefits. Includes fun facts such as “Mushrooms have more selenium than any other fruit or vegetable”, and “mushrooms have as much potassium as a tomato (crimini mushrooms).”

Less Salt. More Flavor

Less Salt. More Flavor

A 2014 study from the Culinary Institute of America and University of California-Davis study found you can maintain flavor while reducing sodium intake with mushrooms.

The Better-For-You-Blend

The Better-For-You-Blend

With the Blend, it’s never been easier to enjoy healthier versions of your favorite recipes without sacrificing taste and texture. Use mushrooms to transform your meals!

Gluten Free Mushrooms

Gluten Free Mushrooms

Understanding what is gluten free and what isn’t can also take research and time. Simply said, like all fruits and vegetables, mushrooms are naturally gluten free, and make a delicious and nutritious addition to a gluten free diet

All About Mushrooms Infographic

All About Mushrooms Infographic

Learn everything about mushrooms, from nutritional value to ancient history, in this simple to understand infographic.

 

Recipe Cards

The Mushroom Council wants to help you encourage your shoppers to try The Blend. These pocket friendly recipe cards are not only easy to print and handout, but feature healthier versions of consumer classics

Chicken Parm Blend Burger

Chicken Parm Blend Burger

Enjoy a twist on the classic burger with a little Italian influence! Featuring Chicken Parm Blend Burgers that are easy to make, crowd pleasing, and nutritious!

 Blended Beef Slider

Blended Beef Slider

Sink your teeth into a delicious burger made with a 50/50 blend of lean ground beef and finely chopped mushrooms.

The Blend Recipe Booklet

The Blend Recipe Booklet

It’s never been easier to use mushrooms to transform meals, starting with those that may already be in the weekly rotation. This downloadable recipe booklet gives shoppers 9 easy to follow Blend recipes.

 

 

MyPlate-Recipes-PreviewHANDOUTS: MyPlate “Mushrooms on the Plate” Recipes // The following recipes created with the Produce for Better Health Foundation showcase the many ways to cook with fresh mushrooms to meet MyPlate recommendations: Curried Chicken with Raisins and Mushrooms; Mushroom Steak Fajitas; Herbed Spinach Quiche Portabella Caps; Caramelized Mushroom and Vidalia Onion Risotto; Sweet Potato Pancakes with Balsamic Maple Mushrooms; Mushroom Beef Sloppy Joes.