How to preserve mushrooms


Common mushroom, Agaricus bisporus, is a type of fungus coming from Europe and North America, produced for consumption and for sure the most common mushroom for the kitchen.


Almost 95% of mushroom is water, so this is an essential factor to be considered for handling and conservation.


For a perfect preservation of mushroom all year around the solution is a cooling room. Ideal premises for mushroom cultivation are caves, cellars and dark and cold places with the following characteristics:


Regular temperature should be between 12 and 14ºC because the lower temperature, lower is the production, and if temperature is over 18ºC malformation will be produced in the fungus and they will be exposed to bacteria.


It is necessary a relative humidity around 75-80%, so we must avoid dry places.


Ventilation is also very important and it must be regulated depending on the fungus necessity to be developed.


Quantity of CO2 in ambient is important for cultivation, so it is essential a good ambient air circulation.

Fungus is well developed when local temperature is between 12 and 14ºC.

Because mushroom has not chlorophyll it can not feed with soil minerals.