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what is that dirt-like stuff on mushrooms and is it edible?

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what is that dirt-like stuff on mushrooms and is it edible? how do you remove it?
Welcome and thank you for your question!

Please clarify: did you purchase the mushrooms at a store or did you pick them yourself outside?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

oh no, I work in food service and always wonder how much of this stuff has to be removed. we get from a local produce co.


It is peat moss from the commercial growing beds. It's harmless. You simply need to wipe it off with a damp cloth or soft brush.

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