Oyster Mushrooms

Without a doubt, the oyster mushroom ranks as one of the most beautiful edible mushroom varieties. The name oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, comes from the oyster-shaped cap that covers beautiful gills that outstretch from a central stem. They might be intricate-looking, but they are easy to prepare. Their delicate, velvety texture and mild, woodsy flavor make them the perfect pairing for chicken, veal, pork and seafood. Enjoy oyster mushrooms sautéed, fried, baked or battered.

While grey, brown and white oyster mushrooms might be the most common colors available at the supermarket, these stunning mushrooms can also be blue, pink and yellow.

Oyster mushrooms will usually stay fresh for up to 7 days in the refrigerator in original packaging or a brown paper bag. Before use, simply trim away any substrate that might be at the base of the stem and pull it apart. Wipe with a damp paper towel or quickly rinse under cold water.

The Benefits

of Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms remain an excellent complement to a gluten-free diet, support a healthy lifestyle, and are a low-calorie option.

Oyster Mushroom Nutritional Profile

Oyster mushrooms aren’t just another beautiful face in the crowd, they offer up many nutritional benefits and contain important vitamins and minerals. One (100 g) serving contains:

  • 33 Calories
  • 6 Grams of Carbohydrates
  • 3.3 Grams of Protein
  • 2.3 Grams of Dietary Fiber
  • 0 Grams of Fat
  • 29 IU of Vitamin D
  • 0 Milligrams Cholesterol
  • 1 Gram of Sugar
  • Gluten-Free

One serving (100 g or 6 small oyster mushrooms) is a good source of niacin (35%), copper (26%), riboflavin (26%), and pantothenic acid (25%). They also have folate (9%), potassium (8%), and iron (7%).

Culinary

Applications

Oyster mushrooms have become a fan favorite of chefs and foodies due to their exotic appearance and umami flavor. They can easily be integrated into salads, soups, sauces, and stir-fries.

Here are some exciting and delicious ways to use oyster mushrooms.

The light flavor makes them a wonderfully subtle complement to wide-reaching dishes.

Oyster Mushroom

PRODUCTS

Oyster Mushrooms

6 oz packages

Bulk Oyster Mushrooms

5 lbs box

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, oyster mushrooms provide vitamins and minerals.

Most oyster mushrooms that are available in public supermarkets are farm cultivated for human consumption and remain a reliable food source. However, the wild, poisonous Omphalotus nidiformis can easily be mistaken for the oyster mushroom. That’s why it’s essential to purchase mushrooms rather than foraging for your own.

Yes, the entire oyster mushroom can be eaten and included in a wide range of recipes.

Yes, however, they do taste better when they are cooked. Always wipe or rinse oyster mushrooms before eating them raw.

It’s essential to err on the side of caution if you believe a mushroom or any food may have gone bad. When an oyster mushroom passes its prime, it typically develops a slimy texture. Throw it away.