Like other fresh produce, you should look for the following:
- Resilience (less wrinkles on the caps)
- Color of stems (no browning)
- No foul odor
By Mushroom type:
- Bunashimeji: Caps and stems have no shrinkage and are resilient.
- Bunapi: Pure white overall, have stems that have no shrinkage, and are resilient.
- King Trumpet: No wrinkles on caps and are resilient with white stems.
- Maitake: Caps are not wet, resilient, and have no shrinkage.