Look for firm, white, button and closed cup mushrooms.
Avoid wrinkled, dry mushrooms or discoloured, slimy ones. Best bought loose and packed yourself in special paper mushroom bags provided. Never pack in plastic.
Never store in plastic. Store in paper in the crisper section of your refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Tips & Tricks:
Buy a special mushroom brush to brush any dirt off the mushroom. Washing them makes them slimy and because most of the goodness lies just under the skin, peeling them robs them of all their nutritional goodness.
Mushrooms cooked dimish in size, so allow 175g of raw mushroom to yield 100g cooked. Cook mushrooms quickly. If adding mushrooms to soups and casseroles - add them towards the end of the cooking process.