Cleaning mushrooms?!


Question: Mushrooms are grown in soil, and I've even heard they are grown in manure. But cook shows say to just wipe them off and not wash them. What's the real story? How do you clean mushrooms at your house?


Answers: Mushrooms are grown in soil, and I've even heard they are grown in manure. But cook shows say to just wipe them off and not wash them. What's the real story? How do you clean mushrooms at your house?

I understand.. and YOU are right... they are grown in manure compost..
You just missed Discovery 's "How is that made" on mushrooms.. check their web
It starts with straw and horse manure and water to start the compost... other manure is added (chicken??)
temperature is monitored (??) 160of 180of (?)
I don't remember all
BUT
Here is MY point those black flakes can be brushed off and I know friends that don't bother..
BUT think if your wash and chop and toss in the pot . . .
or slice and mix in the salad,,, sorry I fail to see how that quick wash can hurt..


I know they say to just wipe them off... yuk. I wash mine under running water and rub them with my hands. They sometimes are really dirty!

When i buy mushrooms with compost or manure or whatever i rinse them under a tap and shake them well.

Rinse the mushroom under running water because brushing the dirt off takes too long.

I'll do everything to clean it. This what I'll always do.


1. Soak in water 5 minutes.
2. Brushing all the remaining dirt and soil
3. Put it under running water.
4. Drain and pat dry with kitchen towel
5. Cooked it or keep in refrigerator.


Sometimes I wash them if they have a lot of dirt on them, but only when I'm ready to cook them. Don't wash them before you store them. Most of the time I just wipe them off with a damp paper towel.

Use a soft brush under running water to clean the dirt off

I have a mushroom brush that cleans them thoroughly. They are grown in manure so wash them.

Just lightly brush them off with a towel. Don't rinse them under water

I am a clean fruit and vegetable freak, and I recommend:

(1) Soak them in water for a few minutes.
(2) Scrub them with a vegetable brush** (can find one in the dollar store, or a in a kitchen/cooking section of a store like Bed, Bath and Beyond, or a grocery store)
(3) Cut off their ends

** If you want save money, or do not want to get a veggie brush, use a new, clean, toothbrush specifically for cleaning vegetables, and rinse it after using it each time, and leave it by the kitchen sink.

I hope this helps!


I just us a small brush with bristles like a toothbrush.

hello, well i wash them off under running water & then if there's still something on them i take it off & that's the story at my house!

Yes, they say don't wash them, but I always do. I use them a lot.
Mostly button mushrooms. I like to use them in a lot of different dishes where ever I can. But I haven't made any cream of mushroom soup yet. That's next. I'll just fry the mushrooms in butter with seasoning, and maybe a little onion. Then add a little broth and some white sauce. Easy!
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