How to Store Dried Mushrooms

How to Store Dried Mushrooms

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  • Bolete Mushroom

    OliveNation

    $12.95 - $35.55
    Bolete Mushrooms by OliveNation are sliced, and dried. Similar in taste and appearance to porcini mushrooms, but less expensive, Bolete Mushrooms make a good porcini substitute. Our Bolete Mushrooms are harvested in the wild. Though they are cleaned,...
    $12.95 - $35.55
  • Champignon Button Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $12.99 - $44.99
    White Button Champignon Mushrooms: You will never run out of mushrooms for your favorite dish if you keep these dried white button mushrooms on hand. After reconstituting use in any dish as you would fresh white mushrooms. Chopped Champignon Mushrooms:...
    $12.99 - $44.99
  • Chanterelle Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $29.99 - $99.99
    Chanterelles are very delicate, with a fruity and peppery nutlike flavor. They add flavor, fragrance and color to many veal, poultry, pork and egg dishes as well as cream sauces. Their delicate flavor also complements many seafood dishes. Serve them as a...
    $29.99 - $99.99
  • Maitake Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $24.99 - $89.99
    Dried Maitake Mushrooms by OliveNation are broken into pieces for convenience. The Maitake Mushroom is commonly called Hen of the Woods for its fluffy, hen-like appearance. The mushroom is relatively large – some growing to 30lbs or more! Hen of...
    $24.99 - $89.99
  • Premium Maitake Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $19.99 - $67.99
    Dried Maitake Mushroom Slices by OliveNation feature a meaty texture and woodsy flavor. Maitake Mushrooms are also called Hen of the Woods Mushrooms because of their unusual appearance. With their pleasing taste, Maitake Mushroom Slices work well in...
    $19.99 - $67.99
  • Mixed Mushroom

    OliveNation

    $8.99 - $89.99
    Kinoko Mix: The kinoko mix containing oyster mushrooms, shiitakes, eryngii and wood ears are perfect for tossing into almost any stir-fry. Add this mix to chicken stock with a little cream and a dash of sherry for a delicious mushroom soup. Pacific Mix:...
    $8.99 - $89.99
  • Morel Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $29.99 - $399.99
    Morel Mushrooms by OliveNation are dried premium wild mushrooms mainly found in the U.S. and India. Harvested between spring and summer, these gourmet mushrooms are machine dried. Our high quality Morel Mushrooms feature very small to no stems at all,...
    $29.99 - $399.99
  • Premium Oyster Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $8.99 - $27.99
    Dried Oyster Mushroom Slices by OliveNation have a mild taste and silky texture, making them a delightful accompaniment to pork, seafood, and chicken. Our oyster mushroom slices also taste delicious in soups, stir-fries, and noodle dishes. There are...
    $8.99 - $27.99
  • Porcini Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $17.75 - $69.99
    Dried Porcini Mushroom Slices (boletus edulis) by OliveNation feature a rich and earthy flavor and wonderful aroma. They’re used in many gourmet recipes, including Italian, French, and other European dishes. Featuring an intense flavor, you can...
    $17.75 - $69.99
  • Premium Porcini Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $29.99 - $99.99
    Dried Porcini Mushroom Slices (boletus edulis) by OliveNation are a gourmet ingredient in French, Italian, and other European cuisines. With an intense and earthy taste, there are so many ways to use our porcini mushrooms. Try them in soups, stews,...
    $29.99 - $99.99
  • Portabella Mushroom, Dried

    OliveNation

    $13.99 - $40.99
    Ivy Portabella Mushrooms by OliveNation are dried and cut into ½" to 1-¼" slices. Also known as "King Oyster Mushrooms," Ivy Portabellas taste slightly earthy, but take on the flavor of a dish. They marinate really well,...
    $13.99 - $40.99
  • Premium Shiitake Mushroom

    OliveNation

    $9.99 - $34.99
    Dried Shiitake Mushrooms by OliveNation feature a rich and smoky flavor. The hearty mushrooms taste delicious in many different dishes. Considered the all-purpose mushroom, shiitake mushrooms are great to always have on hand. Simply reconstitute them...
    $9.99 - $34.99
  • Shiitake Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $8.99 - $28.99
    Dried Shiitake Mushrooms by OliveNation feature a rich and smoky flavor. The hearty mushrooms taste delicious in many different dishes. Considered the all-purpose mushroom, shiitake mushrooms are great to always have on hand. Simply reconstitute them...
    $8.99 - $28.99
  • Straw/Paddy Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $11.99 - $39.99
    Straw mushrooms are reconstituted like other mushrooms. The entire mushroom is edible. If the stems are tough, discard them. The crunchiness of straw mushrooms makes them ideal for stir-frys and Asian-style soups and broths. Also known as 'Paddy Straw'...
    $11.99 - $39.99
  • Trompette Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $19.99 - $69.99
    Sometimes referred to as 'false truffles,' called because they are often used to mimic truffles due to their dark color. Black trompette mushrooms have an excellent flavor which blooms to its fullest when the mushrooms are dried and then reconstExcellent...
    $19.99 - $69.99
  • Wood Ear Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $5.99 - $12.99
    Wood ear mushrooms are easy and convenient to use as either whole or shredded mushrooms. Imported from China, it makes a great addition to almost any Asian dish or stir-fry due to its mild flavor and crunchy texture. These wood ears are easy to toss into...
    $5.99 - $12.99

How to Store Dried Mushrooms (Dehydrated Mushrooms)

It is very important that dried mushrooms are stored properly to insure long term and maximum freshness. Storing them in a cupboard which is warm will diminish shelf life.

If you must store them in a cabinet make sure that the cabinet is both dark and cool. Place the mushrooms into either a plastic or glass container with a tight fitting lid. Our first recommendation, though, is freezing or storing in a refrigerator or freezer.

Place the dried mushrooms in a clean, tight sealing freezer bag. The reason for maximum cold storage is because heat and moisture are the greatest enemies. The mushrooms should keep well for six months to a year.

Here are some FAQ's and tips for storing dried mushrooms:

Dried Mushrooms Last Longer in Cold Storage

Properly storing dried mushrooms helps keep them fresh. Heat and moisture cause dry mushrooms to spoil faster. We recommend cold storage to maximize their shelf life.

For best results, store dried mushroom in an airtight container. Place it in the freezer or refrigerator. Plastic or glass containers with tight-fitting lids and freezer bags work best.

How Long Do Dried Mushrooms Last?

When stored in a cool place as described above, dry mushrooms will keep for six to twelve months. Storing dried mushrooms in a warmer location, such as a cupboard, will diminish their shelf life. If storing in a cabinet or pantry, place them in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

How to Clean Dried Mushrooms

Place dried mushrooms in a colander and rinse under cold water to remove grit.

How to Rehydrate Dried Mushrooms

To hydrate dry mushrooms before use, place them into a bowl. Carefully cover mushrooms with boiling water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Occasionally shake the bowl to loosen any remaining debris. Drain and rinse. If saving the soaking liquid, line a strainer with a paper towel and run the liquid through it to remove debris.

Or, you can rinse the mushrooms thoroughly and add them directly to recipes that will cook 25 minutes or longer.

Why Use Dried Mushrooms Instead of Fresh?

Mushrooms add depth of flavor and complexity to a variety of dishes. And, dried mushrooms are a great alternative to fresh because they can last longer. Keeping dry mushrooms stored in your freezer ensures that they're always available. Different varieties of mushrooms are in season at various times. With dried, you don't have to worry about seasonality.

Do you sell Dried Mushrooms in Wholesale or Bulk quantities?

At OliveNation, we cater to the wholesale needs of our clients by supplying the finest quality dried mushrooms in bulk. You can also check out our special wholesale program to buy our dehydrated mushrooms in large quantities.