Mushroom FAQ

Mushroom FAQ 2017-11-30T21:29:52-05:00

Here we hope to answer all of your questions about mushrooms—from choosing, to handling, to preparing, to eating. If your question is not answered here, please send it to us so we can improve this section!

Can I eat raw mushrooms? 2017-02-03T15:44:18-05:00

• White and Baby Bella (crimini) mushrooms can be served raw or cooked
• Portabella, Shiitake and oyster mushrooms should be cooked, based more on palatability than safety.
• Enoki mushrooms are generally served raw or as a final stage to garnishing items being served hot.

How do I store fresh mushrooms to preserve their quality? 2013-07-16T20:51:07-04:00

• Refrigerate mushrooms immediately upon purchasing
• Store between 34F-38 F.
• Keep in original shipping container
• Do not store in non pourous plastic bags
• Do not store near pungent items as mushrooms absorb strong odors.
• Do not rinse before storage
• Don’t stack heavy items on top of mushrooms

How long will mushrooms keep if refrigerated? 2017-02-03T15:44:18-05:00

• White, baby bellas (crimini) and oysters will remain fresh for 5-7 days.
• Portabellas should hold for 7-10 days.
• Shitakes and Enokis last up to 14 days.

How do you clean mushrooms? 2013-07-16T21:02:49-04:00

• Wipe mushrooms gently with a damp cloth or soft brush to remove dirt, trim stems if dry.
• When ready to use, mushrooms may be gently rinsed in cool water and drained.
• Shake gently to remove excess water.
• Do not soak mushrooms because they readily absorb water and speed up maturity.

How do I know if my mushrooms are safe to eat? 2017-02-03T15:44:18-05:00

Cultivated fresh Mushrooms purchased from reputable sources can be considered safe.

What is the dirt on the mushroom, and is it safe? 2013-07-16T21:03:58-04:00

Residue of the growing medium should be brushed off of the mushrooms, but because it is pasteurized it is free from potential pathogens