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MUSHROOMS (INCLUDING WHITE, BUTTON, PORTABELLA, SHIITAKE, OYSTER, ENOKI VARIETIES) - FRESH, RAW, WHOLE

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4-7 days
Freezer
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long do raw mushrooms last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep raw whole mushrooms refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of raw mushrooms, refrigerate the mushrooms in a paper bag; do not wrap in plastic or store in airtight container, as this will speed spoilage.
  • How long do raw mushrooms last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, raw whole mushrooms will usually keep well for 4 to 7 days in the fridge.
  • Do you need to wash raw mushrooms before eating them? Yes, mushrooms should be thoroughly washed in running water before eating.
  • How long do raw mushrooms last after they have been sliced or chopped? Chopped raw mushrooms will last for about 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator.
  • How long do mushrooms last in the fridge once they have been cooked? Cooked mushrooms will usually stay good for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator and 10 to 12 months in the freezer.
  • Can you freeze mushrooms? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash mushrooms thoroughly and slice; (2) Steam mushrooms for three minutes or saute in butter or margarine until almost done; (3) Let cool, then package in airtight containers or freezer bags and freeze immediately.
  • How long do mushrooms last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - mushrooms that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if mushrooms are bad or spoiled? Mushrooms that are spoiling will typically become soft, discolored and slimy; discard any mushrooms that have an off smell or appearance.

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