Fresh mushrooms

When it comes to using mushrooms at home, here are a few tips to consider:

  • Selecting: Look for a fresh, smooth appearance with a dry (but not dried) surface. A closed veil (the thin membrane under the cap) indicates a delicate flavor; an open veil means a richer taste.
  • Storing: Always keep mushrooms refrigerated. If purchased in a wrapped package, don’t open until ready to use; store any unused mushrooms in a paper bag. Don’t rinse until ready to use. Mushrooms are best used soon after purchase, but will usually keep up to a week.
  • Cleaning: Before use, wipe mushrooms with a damp cloth or soft brush to clean off any remaining peat moss. Or rinse under cold water and dry gently with paper towels.

Source: The Mushroom Information Center


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