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  • Do I need to wash mushrooms I purchase from A Tip of the Cap Mushrooms before I cook them?
    No- all of our Mushrooms are ready to eat. You want to use the cap of the mushroom for cooking, most people do not eat the stems as they tend to be tougher and have a woody flavor.** King Trumpet are the exception as they are prized for their meaty stems. The Blue, Pink and Golden Oyster varieties of our mushrooms are harvested in clumps and we trim the substrate (substance they grow in, hardwood sawdust, millett, soybean hulls) off as best we can, If any of this substrate should be on the cap of the mushroom you can just brush it off.
  • How do you know if a mushroom has gone bad?
    If they feel sticky, slimy, have a strong odor or are moldy they are not edible.
  • Can you freeze mushrooms?
    Yes. They should be cooked before you freeze them. See our instructions for freezing on our mushroom page!
  • Are dehydrated mushrooms still nutritious?
    Absolutely! Dried mushrooms retain all of their nutritional and medicinal properties.
  • Do mushrooms contain Vitamin D?
    Yes. In fact if you take fresh mushrooms and dehydrate them in the sun, gill side up for 6-8 hours for 2 days in a row, the vitamin D content will increase significantly.
  • How long do mushrooms stay fresh?
    If stored properly they can stay fresh for 5-7 days in the refrigerator, depending on the variety of mushroom. They do well in a paper bag in the main compartment of the refrigerator. We recommend cooking them as soon as possible after purchase, the fresher the better. You can cook them and store them in the refrigerator for a week to 10 days. See how to keep 'em freshest the longest here.
  • Are your mushrooms MAGIC mushrooms?
    While we believe are mushrooms ARE magical, they aren't in the way you may be thinking. They are magically delicious... magically healthy and magically great for plant-based dishes! Now if you're looking for the kind of 'shrooms that are going to make you see flying pigs whilst listening to the Grateful Dead, that's the other kind of mushrooms.
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