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

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour March 15, 2011

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.

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nomnivorous
nomnivorous March 15, 2011

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

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boulangere
boulangere March 15, 2011

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
lakeline March 15, 2011

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

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff March 15, 2011

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.

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nutcakes
nutcakes March 15, 2011

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.

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pierino
pierino March 15, 2011

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

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healthierkitchen
healthierkitchen March 15, 2011

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

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boulangere
boulangere March 15, 2011

Pierino is good for the gold!

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