|Origin:||Tulare County - California|
Closely related to common white mushrooms, crimini (or cremini) mushrooms are darker in color and tend to have a bit more flavor than their paler counterparts. Large crimini mushrooms are known as portobellos. Mushrooms should be cleaned by wiping only - washing tends to soak the mushroom and make them soggy when cooked. With a somewhat firmer texture than white mushrooms, criminis will hold up well in dishes requiring longer cooking times, such as stews and braises, but should still be added at the end to avoid over cooking.