Preservation compositions and process for mushrooms

  • US 6,500,476 B1
  • Filed: 06/29/2001
  • Issued: 12/31/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/28/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for preserving mushrooms comprising the steps of:

  • contacting the mushrooms with an aqueous anti-microbial solution having a pH of from about 10.5 to about 11.5;

    rinsing the mushrooms at least once with at least one aqueous pH neutralizing buffer solution comprising organic acid and at least one salt of an organic acid and substantially free from erythorbic acid and sodium erythorbate; and

    contacting the mushrooms at least once with at least one solution comprising a browning inhibitor and a chelating agent.

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