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I have a package of mushrooms that are still in the package. The sell by date is 12.21. Some of them are a little slimy. Are they still good to use?

asked by Jen Morrison almost 6 years ago
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amysarah

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added almost 6 years ago

Unfortunately, I don't think so. If they're that far past their date and already slimy, I'd probably jettison them....mushrooms can become pretty rank (almost a fetid smell/taste) once they get to that point. For maximum 'shelf life,' best not to buy them in a plastic sealed package, in any case.

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added almost 6 years ago

In future, don't store in plastic wrap. Transfer them to a paper bag and don't store in a humid veg drawer. Instead of getting slimey and fishy smelling, they will just shrink and can be used longer.

For now, I suppose you can pick thorugh and discard the worst ones. Give it a smell to see if usable. Do not use molded ones.

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added almost 6 years ago

Yes, the only thing to do at this point is ditch them and get fresh if you can. Slime is never good eats.