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Offlinekaneabel
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    #4162848 - 05/11/05 07:11 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

what can i do to keep my mushrooms fresh? i had a few that picked the other day and i froze them but they're turning bluish like they're bruised....i dont necessarily want to dry them yet, unless thats my only option


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Re: preservation [Re: kaneabel]
    #4162858 - 05/11/05 07:14 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

From what I know drying in the only way to keep them for more than a day or two. Enjoy


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Re: preservation [Re: kaneabel]
    #4162860 - 05/11/05 07:15 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Don't freeze them...that turns them to mush when they thaw--the cells are ruptured by the ice crystals. In the future, preserve them fresh by putting them in a paper bag in the fridge; can last for up to a week depending on the kind of mushroom. Alternatively, I've heard you can immerse them in honey and other preservatives, but I'm not sure on the feasability of this option.


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Re: preservation [Re: kaneabel]
    #4162870 - 05/11/05 07:18 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

You FROZE fresh shrooms? Doing so, will cause them to be goo/mush like, when you thaw them out.

Unless you have one hell of a vaccum pump like the one below:


The only other choice... is to DRY THEM...cracker dry.



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Re: preservation [Re: korins]
    #4162873 - 05/11/05 07:19 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

they're cambodian....in that case, what store can i get a desiccant at or how much would a standard food dehydrator cost?


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Re: preservation [Re: kaneabel]
    #4162906 - 05/11/05 07:30 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Home Depot .. it's called Damp Rid. set in front on / on top of a fan for a day... then do the desiccant thang.

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Re: preservation [Re: kaneabel]
    #4163097 - 05/11/05 08:05 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

kaneabel said:
they're cambodian....in that case, what store can i get a desiccant at or how much would a standard food dehydrator cost?




Here ya go... This is what I use.. it's awesome works great.. Just before you put it in there fan dry your shrooms for 12-24 hours then put them in there.


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Re: preservation [Re: Cray]
    #4163138 - 05/11/05 08:13 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Yeah, the freezer definately fucked those up but for future reference you could put them in honey if you really wanted to - It works but its so much easier to dry them and eat or make tea...


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Re: preservation [Re: Mekyle7]
    #4163245 - 05/11/05 08:39 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

I'm curious about this submerged in honey theory, for a couple reasons.

1. I definately prefer the texture of fresh shrooms over dried (obviously)

2. It wouldn't taste like dirt if it was coated in honey :smile:

So I wonder how long they could keep like that without decaying or getting molded or such.


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Re: preservation [Re: Lucid_Euphoria]
    #4163703 - 05/11/05 10:16 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

ok


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