Mushrooms beautifully complement a wide variety of dishes—when they're not the stars of their own show. 

Wondering which variety to grab in the produce aisle? Check out the flavor profiles and nutritional benefits of four popular seasonal mushrooms below. 

Button

Mild and slightly earthy; easily absorbs other flavors. Benefits: Vitamin B6, Vitamin D. 

Try this recipe: Wild Mushroom Risotto with Saffron

Chanterelle

Trumpet-shaped and delicate; fruity and nutty. Benefits: Vitamin B12, Vitamin D4.

Try this recipe: Tea-Marinated Grilled Tofu Steaks with Chanterelle Mushrooms

Portobello

Meaty and firm; great vegetarian substitute. Benefits: Potassium, selenium, copper.

Try this recipe: Grilled Tofu with Portobellos

Shiitake

Smoky, dense, woodsy. Benefits: Iron, B vitamins, immune-supporting properties.

Try this recipe: Mushroom-Cauliflower Soup with Roasted Shiitake and Nori Garnish