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Best Ways To Store And Use Mushrooms

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store mushrooms.

The best way to store mushrooms is in the low humidity drawer in the fridge in their original packaging or in a paper bag.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4°C.

Can I Freeze It?


You can freeze mushrooms raw or cooked. Slice and freeze on a tray (or they’ll stick together) and transfer to a sealed container.

Fresher For Longer

Keep mushrooms unwashed, in a paper bag, and fold the top of the bag over to loosely close. The bag absorbs excess moisture from the mushrooms so they don’t get soggy or mouldy.

Be careful not to stack other foods on top of them. They won’t last very long when they are squished or bruised.

Use It Up

Fry wrinkly mushrooms in butter or oil for use as a pizza topping or in stews, sauces and casseroles, or freeze them for later. Mushrooms can be good straight from frozen, making them a go-to ingredient for quick supper dishes like omelettes.

Did You Know?

Avoid placing mushrooms near foods with strong odours or flavours because they’ll absorb them like a sponge.

Get More From Your Food

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