How-To:

Select, Store and Clean Mushrooms

Follow these basic tips and tricks for selecting, storing and cleaning mushrooms.

How to Select Mushrooms

  • Select mushrooms that are firm with a fresh, smooth appearance.
  • The surfaces of the mushroom should be dry, but not dried out, and appear plump.
  • A closed veil under the mushroom cap indicates a delicate flavor, while an open veil and exposed gills mean a richer flavor.

How to Store Mushrooms

  • Store mushrooms in original packaging or in a porous paper bag for prolonged shelf life.
  • Some mushrooms may keep for up to one week in the refrigerator.
  • Fresh mushrooms should never be frozen, but frozen sautéed mushrooms will keep for up to one month.

How to Clean Mushrooms

  • Brush off any debris from mushrooms with fingers or a damp paper towel, or rinse briefly under running water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • If the mushroom stem is tough, trim it before using.
  • For shiitakes, stems should be removed before use.
  • For portabellas, gills may be removed upon preference. Many people prefer to keep the gills intact for more flavor.
  • Connect with other mushroom lovers

    @themushroomcouncil

    • DYK: spinach is fat-free and cholesterol-free. Pair spinach with mighty mushrooms for a nutritious dish! 👏 #HeartMonth
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#Repost @fruitsandveggiesmorematters
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This is perfect for #brunch...…Herbed Spinach Quiche Portabella Caps
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#mushroom #hearthealth #healthy #veggies #stuffedmushroom #spinach #americanheartmonth #fruits #yum #delicious
    • Keep it fresh with this Shiitake Mushroom and Smoked Tofu Stir Fry! Not a fan of tofu? Swap in MORE mushrooms!
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FIND THE RECIPE 👉  LINK IN PROFILE
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#mushroom #moremushroom #umami #stirfry #yum #healthy #delicious #heartmonth
    • Fun Fact: each of your monthly entries will also be entered to win the Annual Grand Prize! 👏 Now throw on your apron and whip up a delicious #blenditarian meal!
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#Repost @blenditarian
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Valentine's Day is almost here! Forgot to make a reservation? Create this #blenditarian Lamb Ragout with your loved one at home instead. Plus, you could win $250 just for dining in. Win-win!
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DETAILS 👉  LINK IN BIO
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#blenditarianchallenge #mushrooms #dinner #valentinesday #datenight #dinnerideas #pasta
    • Happy Valentine’s Day, mushroom fans! We are busy cooking up a romantic, umami-packed dinner. What is on your date night menu?
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#Repost @mariesaba
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Are you ready for a finale of Food Valentines? 🎉 Stay tuned! So many ways to #ShareTheLove with food! 😘❤️ Thank you @crowdedlap_fullheart for the idea!
#FoodValentines #mushrooms #mushroom #valentine #valentinesday
    • Boost the flavors of everyday spaghetti with an umami-packed blended ragout. Perfect for reenacting that special Lady-and-the-Tramp spaghetti kiss!
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FIND THE RECIPE 👉  LINK IN PROFILE
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#mushroom #blenditarian #dinnerdate #datenight #valentinesday #dinnerideas #datenightideas
    • The mighty mushrooms look the yummiest to us! 😋🍄 Do you agree?
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#Repost @cookinglight
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Which part of @carolinelfranco’s gorgeous veggie bowl looks yummiest to you? Leave your craving in the comments! 👇 #thenewhealthy