To maintain freshness, keep Oyster & Shiitake mushrooms refrigerated between 35-45° F for up to a week in a paper bag or our individual packaging. If you plan on storing them longer, it is best to cook and then freeze them. This allows you to thaw them out and then reheat when you would like to consume them while maintaining their original texture.
Can I eat gourmet mushrooms raw?
Fresh gourmet mushrooms contain protein, fiber, vitamins as well as a powerful antioxidants which help support the immune system and prevent damage to cells and tissues in our bodies. To access all of these benefits though, mushrooms need to be cooked in order to break down the indigestible outer cell wall. That being said, eating raw mushrooms is NOT suggested. Butter, Garlic, Salt and Heat in combination with the gourmet mushrooms of your choice, is HIGHLY suggested!
Simple Sautéed Mushrooms Recipe
1. Heat oil/butter in a saucepan on medium heat
2. Slice mushrooms into small pieces
3. Cook & stir mushrooms with favorite seasonings for 15 minutes (salt/pepper/garlic/soy sauce/wine)
4. Reduce heat & simmer until preference of tender to crispy 5-10 minutes