1. Cut off the roots for cleaning
There is a lot of sand on the roots of shiitake mushrooms, and this part is also the most difficult place to clean. If you don’t cut it and clean it, it’s easy to break the cap. Cut the roots and wash them separately. The caps of shiitake mushrooms will secrete mucus to absorb a lot of sand, which is not easy to clean. Gently rotate the caps in the same direction, and the sand will fall off. clean.
2. Salt water cleaning
Salt water has the effect of bacteria disinfection and is also suitable for shiitake mushrooms. When washing shiitake mushrooms, put an appropriate amount of table salt in the water and stir to dissolve it, soak the shiitake mushrooms in salt water for a while, and the sand particles will sink to the bottom of the basin. Then rinse the shiitake mushrooms with clean water.
3. Wash in sugar water
Sugar water is also one of the ways to clean shiitake mushrooms. The specific method is to soak shiitake mushrooms in water with sugar added for about 10 minutes. When the sugar water is fully dissolved, gently rub the shiitake mushrooms with your hands, and use chopsticks to rotate the shiitake mushrooms for a few times. Rinse with the fresh water to wash away the sand on the surface of the mushrooms.