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Guide to Mushrooms

The rich, savory taste of mushrooms elevates other flavors and evokes feelings of satisfaction—making them essential for everything from special occasions to everyday comfort food. Look to Whole Foods Market for an amazing selection, and make 'shroom at the table for delicious new varieties!

Know your Shrooms

Prep for mushroom success

Mushroom math: 1lb of fresh mushrooms = 6 cups chopped, 5 cups sliced, or 3oz dried.

Tip: mushrooms absorb water easily and should never be soaked.

More tips for mushroom magic

  • Pump up the “wow” factor without inflating your budget. Combine intensely flavorful wild mushrooms with mellow, mixable button mushrooms.

  • When combining different varieties, chop or slice the mushrooms to roughly the same size to ensure that they cook evenly.

  • Preserve some of nature’s bounty by drying thinly sliced mushrooms in a dehydrator or a very low oven. Store in an airtight container with a tight-fitting lid for up to a year, and rehydrate later for use in recipes.

  • Store sautéed mushrooms in the freezer for up to one month. Keep some on hand to add to soups, gravies, sauces and pot pies.

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