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