Hericium erinaceus is delicious and nutritious. It is one of the favorite foods for many people. Many foods on the market are made from Hericium erinaceus. If it is freshly picked, there will be many bacteria in it. It must be clear and clean, otherwise it will be harmful to health. How to clean and preserve the fresh Hericium erinaceus?
How to clean fresh Hericium erinaceus
First, put the fresh Hericium erinaceus under the faucet and wash it again. Most of the bacteria on the Hericium erinaceus can be washed out by flowing water. Then, prepare a basin of water, add the right amount of salt, put the fresh Hericium erinaceus into the salt water, soak for about an hour. This can kill the bacteria above, then take it out, wash it under the tap, and drain the water.
How to store fresh Hericium erinaceus
1. Store in refrigerator
It's very important to store fresh Hericium erinaceus. We must pay attention to the method. If the method is not right, such precious food materials are easy to mildew and be wasted. The fresh Hericium erinaceus can be wrapped with plastic film and stored in the refrigerator. The temperature of the refrigerator is 2-4 degrees, which should not be too low. If the temperature is too low, it will freeze the fresh Hericium erinaceus.
2. Store in the sun
The fresh Hericium erinaceus can be exposed to the sun, so the moisture of Hericium erinaceus is dried, which is not conducive to the reproduction of bacteria, and can be stored for a long time. If the weather is bad and rainy for days, fresh Hericium erinaceus can also be dried in the dryer, and then stored in a clean plastic bag.
3. Keep in a cool and ventilated place
The fresh Hericium erinaceus can be stored in a cool place. Note that they should be divided and not piled together, which is easy to be damaged due to mutual absorption of water. You can also put some dry charcoal in cotton cloth together with the fresh Hericium erinaceus, which can keep the fresh Hericium erinaceus dry and more conducive to their preservation.