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How Long Can You Keep Fresh Mushrooms in the Refrigerator?

Updated April 17, 2017

According to Mountain View Mushrooms, fresh mushrooms can be stored at 1.11 to 4.44 degrees C for up to 10 days from the date of packaging. If purchasing store-bought mushrooms, the packaging date will be printed on the storage container or cling film.

Two-Day Guidelines

According to the Virginia Cooperative Extension's Food Storage Guidelines for Consumers, fresh mushrooms should be kept in the refrigerator for no more than two days after purchase.

Bottom Line

The USDA states that mushrooms can be stored for two to three days after purchase. If mushrooms appear excessively dry or slimy, are soft, or have turned a dark colour, they should be discarded regardless of the date of purchase or packaging.

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Randa Morris began her freelance career in 1994 as staff reporter for the "Ogemaw County Herald." She works as a full-time content producer for online and print publications. Her writing is often motivated by her work with adult and child trauma survivors. Morris received level two trauma certification from The National Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children.