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Can You Freeze Mushrooms?

Either you have collected wild mushrooms on a walk, or grown in your yard or received some as a gift, this delicious protein can be preserved for a long period of time provided you know the basic rules. Then you may have the question "can you freeze mushrooms?" Fresh mushrooms can be refrigerated for about a week. If you cannot use it during that time, then learning how to freeze it is definitely worth it.

Can You Freeze Mushrooms?

Many people wonder if mushrooms can be frozen or not, but technically you can freeze anything. The most commonly available fresh mushrooms are white button mushrooms but these are not high in flavor profile. Crimini, portabella and shiitake, identified by their umbrella shaped caps, are the types with heartier flavors. Oyster mushrooms don’t take up a lot of cooking time and are more fragile. Any of these types can be stored, but it’s better to cook them before storing. It is believed that freezing destroys the cell wall of fresh mushrooms which results in a pretty mushy texture.

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