Receiving Information: Mushrooms should have a fresh, well-shaped appearance, firm texture, and be free of spots. Size does not affect quality. Avoid mushrooms that show signs of deterioration, mold or that appear slimy. Storage/Handling: Store mushrooms in original containers. Keep mushrooms away from strong-odored foods. Handle with care to avoid bruising. Dark-spotting, slimy texture are indications of improper storage conditions. Do not sprinkle with water. Fresh mushrooms may exhibit dehydration or general deterioration if they are stored in an area with low humidity. Temperature/humidity recommendation for short term storage of 7 days or less: - 32 - 36 degrees F. - Humidity 90_ 98%
Also known as Beech or Clamshell Mushrooms, these umami rich mushrooms retain their shape during cooking as well as their crunch. They tend to have a slight shellfish taste and some say, a sweetly nutty finish. Shemiji mushrooms are a group of common Japanese mushrooms, much like the brown and white Agaricus (white mushroom and crimini) mushrooms are common in our supermarkets.