How to store mushrooms

Mushrooms can start to deteriorate quite quickly and, if bought pre-packaged, they’re often best kept in their original packaging in the fridge. Mushrooms need to breathe so don’t store them in a plastic bag. If you buy loose mushrooms then they should be stored in a paper bag or in a lidless container wrapped with plastic that is punched with a few air holes and stored in the fridge.

Fresh mushrooms should last at least three to five days under optimal conditions. By following these basic principles, caring for your mushrooms will ensure that they stay fresh and full of goodness for you to enhance your mealtime cooking.