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How to Store Mushrooms

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How to Store Mushrooms

Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Store fresh mushrooms the right way, and they'll last up to a week. Here's how:

Place whole, unwashed mushrooms in a brown paper bag, and fold the top of the bag over. Then, stick the bag in the main compartment of your refrigerator.

Why This Works:

The bag absorbs excess moisture from the mushrooms, so they don't get soggy or moldy.

Mushroom Storage Tips:

  • Do not store mushrooms in the crisper drawer – it's too moist an environment
  • Avoid placing mushrooms near foods with strong odors or flavors – they'll absorb them like a sponge
  • Some mushrooms hold up better in the fridge than others. To avoid waste, try to buy your mushrooms close to when you plan to use them
  • If you need to store mushrooms for more than a week, consider freezing or drying them
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