How to store mushrooms


After harvesting, store forest mushrooms in a cool, humid place for 2 days. Store champignons and oyster mushrooms in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

How to store forest mushrooms

It does not always happen that after picking mushrooms there is time and effort for processing and, moreover, cooking. Of course, a mushroom picker, even if the result of a quiet hunt is on the verge of justification, always returns home tired. It is good if caring hands are waiting at home, who can feed and water the mushroom picker, and help process them. But what if all the relatives refused to go to the rain and cold in the forest? Or they simply are not able to process the mushrooms correctly. We answer what to do.

If there are a lot of mushrooms, put them in the most humid and cool place. So the mushrooms will definitely stand until the morning. Or just put the mushrooms in the vegetable compartment in the refrigerator – that’s the most important thing to do. So the mushrooms will stand up to 2 days and will allow the mushroom picker to gain strength and inspiration for processing and spinning mushrooms for the winter. In no case do not pour the mushrooms with water so that they do not get wet, and of course, the mushrooms do not need to be covered tightly.

How to store mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, etc.

Champignons and oyster mushrooms have a dry structure, so they can be stored for quite a long time – up to 10 days. In addition, as a rule, packaging with mushrooms contains a special gas that contributes (safely to health) preservation of the benefits throughout the entire shelf life. Therefore, among others, those that are tightly closed with polyethylene are better.

Store frozen mushrooms (and champignons) in the freezer for up to six months.

Abbas Jahangir

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