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When are mushrooms bad? I've had them (sliced white button) under a week but they've gone a little moist.

Lakeline
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Gator_cake

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added about 3 years ago

If they are getting brown and mushy, they are probably bad. I'd toss them to be on the safe side if you have any concern.

Ehanhan4
nomnivorous added about 3 years ago

Mushrooms often seem a little moist to me. It's when they get slimy and/or smelling especially funky that I'll toss them.

Dscn2212

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 3 years ago

I agree, your hunch is probably accurate. Once they begin to go moist, slimy is not far away. Time for the compost bin!

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lakeline added about 3 years ago

Thank you so much! I had a feeling, but wanted to make sure I wasn't pointlessly wasting them.

Chris_in_oslo

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added about 3 years ago

When I first took a mushroom class, my instructor had some statistics about more people getting sick from mushrooms gone bad than from poisonous ones. He said that a lot of people either don't want to waste or are just so enamored of specific mushrooms that they push it further than they would for other foods.

nutcakes added about 3 years ago

for future reference, mushrooms will keep better in a brown paper bad. At the very least, remove any plastic wrap and leave them open to the air in the fridge. They may shrivel a bit but they won't go slimey and fishy smelling.

Zester_003

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added about 3 years ago

Mushrooms go bad when they start shaking down school kids for their lunch money.

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healthierkitchen added about 3 years ago

The pre-sliced ones tend to go bad sooner than whole, too.

Dscn2212

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 3 years ago

Pierino is good for the gold!

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