You can grind dehydrated or freeze-dried mushrooms to add into capsules, stir into chocolates or combine with spices and salt to create your own custom activated seasonings.
Here are some tips for grinding up mushrooms:
Grinding Small Amounts of Mushrooms
- Use an inexpensive, small, electric coffee grinder that’s dedicated to just one purpose: mushrooms. Keeping your mushrooms grinding separate helps keep your coffee mushroom-free.
- Break up larger mushrooms with your fingers. Add the mushrooms to the grinder, and pulse a few times to roughly chop up the mushrooms, and to get it started. Then, hold down the button for 10 second intervals until you get the desired consistency.
- If you’re willing to put in the work, using a mortar and pestle works as well, but it will take time, and you won’t get a fine powder as you would in a coffee grinder.
- You can also use a small blender, like a Nutribullet or Magic Bullet to grind small amounts of mushrooms.
Grinding Large Amounts of Mushrooms
- For grinding anything more than a handful, I like using a food processor or a good quality, high-speed blender. For best results, break up the larger pieces with your fingers. Add the mushrooms to the ood processor, and pulse a few times to roughly chop up the mushrooms, and to get it started. Then, hold down the button for 10 second intervals until you get the desired consistency.
- For blenders, you only want to add a handful at a time, as the blade in a blender is smaller.
Storing Ground Mushrooms
Store ground mushrooms in mason jars with a tight fitting lid. No need to refrigerate, just store in a dark, cool place, like the back of your pantry. Make sure you label your jar well – you don’t want anyone to think this mixture is something like ground oregano!