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How to Store Dried Mushrooms

How to Store Dried Mushrooms

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  • Bolete Mushroom

    OliveNation

    $10.99
    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...
    $10.99
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    Champignon Button Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $13.29
    Was: $13.99
    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:...
    $13.29
    Was: $13.99
  • Chanterelle Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $26.99
    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...
    $26.99
  • Maitake Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $22.99
    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...
    $22.99
  • Organic Maitake Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $28.99
    Dried Organic 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, Organic Maitake Mushroom...
    $28.99
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    Wild Mushroom Mix

    OliveNation

    $24.69
    Was: $25.99
    Premium Wild Mushroom Mix: This combination of oyster, porcini, horn-of-plenty, shiitake and morel mushrooms will give an unbelievable taste dimension to any sauce. This premium mix sauteed in a little olive oil and red wine makes a perfect side dish...
    $24.69
    Was: $25.99
  • Morel Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $19.99
    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,...
    $19.99
  • Organic Oyster Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $13.99
    Dried Organic Oyster Mushroom Slices by OliveNation have a mild taste and silky texture, making them a delightful accompaniment to pork, seafood, and chicken. These Organic Oyster Mushroom Slices also taste delicious in soups, stir-fries, and noodle...
    $13.99
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    Porcini Mushroom Powder

    OliveNation

    $16.14
    Was: $16.99
    Porcini Mushroom Powder - Ground Boletus Edulis Adds Savory DepthDried and Ground Porcini MushroomsFine Powdered Formulation Mixes Easily into Sauces or SoupsAdds Depth of Flavor to Dry Breading and Flouring Mixes and Meat RubsMakes a Flavorful...
    $16.14
    Was: $16.99
  • Shiitake Mushroom Caps

    OliveNation

    $9.99
    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
  • Straw/Paddy Mushrooms

    OliveNation

    $13.99
    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'...
    $13.99
  • Whole Wood Ear Mushroom

    OliveNation

    $6.99
    Dried Wood Ear Mushrooms - WholeCan Be Used Whole or Sliced When ReconstitutedAdds Mild, Earthy Flavor and Chewy/Crunchy TextureSimilar in Taste & Feel to Cloud Ear / Black FungusNOTE: MUST BE COOKED BEFORE CONSUMPTION These dried wood ear mushrooms,...
    $6.99

How to Store and Use Dried 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.

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.

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

How to Rehydrate Dried Mushrooms

To reconstitute dehydrated mushrooms before use, place them into a bowl. Carefully cover mushrooms with warm water, wine, or stock 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 either a coffee filter (we prefer the natural filters), cheesecloth, or paper towels and run the liquid through it to remove debris. Once they are rehydrated, the reconstituted mushrooms can be chopped or used as they are.

Alternatively, you can rinse the mushrooms thoroughly and add them directly to recipes that will cook for 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.