How to Tell When Mushrooms Are Bad

May 15, 2015 | By | Comments (4)

Whole Mushrooms

They’re already fungi, so how can I tell if mushrooms have gone bad? Good question!

A slimy film is the telltale sign of a spoiled mushroom. If you catch it early and cook ’em up right away you can get another day out of your ‘shrooms, but once the slime starts, it’s a slippery slope toward the darkening in color and mushy texture that indicate mold of the inedible variety.

Remember: Whole mushrooms keep longer than presliced and stay fresh longest when refrigerated in their original packaging.

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  1. beverly jackson

    Been mushroom picking some are black and some brown are they both ok to eat.

    January 31, 2016 at 11:07 pm
  2. sam

    my mushrooms grow fungi and they are still eat able.

    November 6, 2015 at 2:56 pm
  3. Delia Oostra

    My mushrooms are getting black in the middle, are they still edible? all the outside is ok.
    But when I sliced them some are black in the middle, this is the first time I cook mushrooms, so I don’t really know if they are good or bad, should I cook them?

    August 15, 2015 at 12:31 pm
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