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#1 Old 07-26-2005, 11:55 AM
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I bought a small pack of sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms (portabello) and only used a few from the pack. So, I sealed them back up and put them in the fridge. My question - how long before they go bad?? Should I freeze them instead??

I bought them 3 days ago and they seem to be ok. However, I'm hoping they will store well for another 2 weeks, but I know this may be wishful thinking. :P

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#2 Old 07-26-2005, 01:02 PM
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IMO, mushrooms don't last more than 5 days.

i've never tried freezing (except already cooked stuff that is in a dish).
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#3 Old 07-26-2005, 01:14 PM
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I've kept mushrooms for about a week and they've been fine. The outside of the caps get discolored a bit but they've always been fine to eat. 2 weeks may be pushing it though. I've never tried freezing them but I've bought them that way and they were good.
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#4 Old 07-26-2005, 01:23 PM
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About a week is right. Also, you should be storing them in a paper bag, they will last longer and not sweat and discolor and sometimes you can stretch them a bit farther.
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#5 Old 07-26-2005, 01:28 PM
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oh - oops! they're still in the container with a plastic cover. Ah well.

I'll just have to buy more next week.

Thanks everyone.
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#6 Old 07-26-2005, 07:20 PM
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I recently had a pack of medium-largish portobello mushrooms, which I kept for just over a week and they were fine. I wouldn't have liked to keep them much longer though.
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