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Mushrooms are as filthy as cats


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6 hours ago, Randomguy said:

Why are they so dirty?  Can't they just wash them for us before packaging for sale?

...commercial mushrooms are grown on sterilized compost.  Otherwise they can run into problems getting the spores to germinate. You don't wash them before you cook them, you just brush off the biggest chunks. If you wash them, you pretty much ruin them.  You might as well just use canned mushrooms if you're gonna wash them.

I realize that you have forgotten what dirt looks like, living in the completely paved environment of NYC, but it's that stuff you see down in the subway, on all the floors and in the corners. Mushroom compost is different stuff.


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