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Store mushrooms - this is how they stay fresh!

Fresh mushrooms should be consumed as soon as possible after purchase. But sometimes the packaging is too big. Now learn how to Store mushrooms properly and how you can preserve larger quantities.

How to properly store mushrooms:

  1. Do not clean the mushrooms until you are ready to eat them.
  2. Store the mushrooms in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator.
  3. Be sure to remove the plastic wrap. This will prevent condensation from forming and the mushrooms will stay fresh longer.
  4. Loose mushrooms should be wrapped in a paper bag or a dry tea towel and placed in the refrigerator - never in a closed plastic bag. The mushrooms need air, otherwise they will spoil quickly.

How long do mushrooms keep in the refrigerator?
At temperatures between four and seven degrees Celsius, mushrooms last up to three days.

 

Tip: Mushrooms quickly take on foreign smells. So they should not be stored next to odorous foods.

Freeze mushrooms - that's how it works!

If you do not use the mushrooms in time, you can also freeze them:

  1. Thoroughly clean the mushrooms (without water) and then cut them into slices or pieces.
  2. Fill the chopped mushrooms in portions into freezer bags and place them in the freezer or in the freezer.
  3. You can freeze mushrooms even better if you spread them out on a board and freeze them in the freezer. Then the mushrooms can be filled into freezer bags and removed individually because they do not freeze together.

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How long do mushrooms keep after freezing?
Frozen mushrooms can be kept for up to six months.

Drying mushrooms - that's how it works!

To preserve mushrooms, you can also dry them:

To prepare: clean the mushrooms thoroughly (without water) and cut the mushrooms into slices.

There are three methods of drying the mushrooms:

  1. In the air: Place the mushroom slices on parchment paper and let them air dry. Tip: It's faster in the sun.
  2. In the oven: Preheat the oven to 50 degrees (convection). Place the mushroom slices on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and let the mushrooms dry for two to three hours. The temperature should not exceed 50 degrees. To allow moisture to escape from the oven, hold the oven door open with a wooden spoon.
  3. In the dehydrator: Place the mushroom slices on the drying rack of the machine. The mushrooms must not lie on top of each other. Leave the mushrooms in the dehydrator for three to four hours at around 40 to 50 degrees Celsius.

The dried mushrooms are ready when they are dry, rustle and start to crumble.

Tip: Grind the dried mushrooms to a powder and use them to refine sauces and soups.