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Tips To Identify Rotten Mushroom

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Mushroom is a very delicate cooking ingredient and if not stored properly, it is at a high risk to rot. Therefore, it is all the more necessary that you are adept at identifying spoilt mushrooms because some of its varieties may even turn poisonous after the rot sets in. Hence, here are some tips to identify rotten mushrooms:


 


1) Check Texture


 


Fresh mushrooms have a dry skin but if you see the mushrooms getting slimy on the exterior, discard them.


 


2) Check Wrinkles


 


The mushroom surface is smooth and taught when it is fresh and good to eat. However, if you encounter wrinkles on the surface, this means the mushroom has dried out and is, probably, not good enough to eat now.


 


3) Check Spots


 


Again, when mushrooms are fresh, they have a spotless exterior. In case your mushrooms are darkening or showing dark spots, they are beginning to rot.


 


4)Check the Smell


 


Mushrooms usually do not have a specific odor. Therefore, on smelling, if you notice a distinct and strong odor about the mushrooms, then, they've gone bad.


Mushrooms should be handled with a lot of care and if you follow these tips to identify rotten mushrooms, you will never go wrong with them.


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