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spendy's avatar

How do I know if my mushrooms have gone bad?

Asked by spendy (1444 points ) June 20th, 2008

Obviously, if they are really, really bad, I can figure that out. I’m just wondering when they have technically gone bad and what that looks like. More specifically, I grilled some Portabellas two days ago and they’ve been in the fridge, chillin’. :) Naturally, they’re limp and dark in color, since they were grilled. They smell fine…so are they?

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marinelife's avatar

If they pass the nose test and looks-wise you are still comfortable eating them, they should be fine.

AstroChuck's avatar

If they kill you, they’ve gone bad.

beast's avatar

This is how you know.

loser's avatar

I’d look for signs gang activity…

Stocky's avatar

If you start seeing sounds please share

babygalll's avatar

Good Mushrooms Gone Bad!!

They become slimy and wrinkly when they are bad. They can make you very sick if you eat bad mushrooms. Don’t take a chance if you have your doubts.

Knotmyday's avatar

Here’s a nice .pdf for ya. For some reason I couldn’t open Beast’s link.

“You must’ve eaten, like, a hundred bucks worth of pot, and like, 30 bucks worth of shrooms…
“Call Guinness!”
”...so I’m gonna need that 130 bucks when you get a chance.”
“That’s not cool, man.”

the snozzberries taste like snozzberries

playthebanjo's avatar

snozzberry? There’s no such thing as a snozzberry!

Seesul's avatar

Portabello Article This covers your question fairly well if you read through it. Has some interesting facts as well. But, with all food, be safe and follow the rule: “if in doubt, throw it out”.

breedmitch's avatar

@banjo: We mock what we do not understand.

Knotmyday's avatar

@banjo/@breed:

“We are the music-makers, and WE are the dreamers of dreams.”

Randy's avatar

@Knotmyday- CANDY BARS!!!!! Hahaha!

Yeah, just use your best judgement. People have common sense for a reason. Don’t risk health, if your questionable.

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