Mushroom - Blue Oyster

Blue Oyster - (Pleurotus ostreatus) is a beautiful mushroom with a grey/blue color and wonderful meaty texture with a sweet flavor. The stems are tough and used for stocks or powered and added to dishes for flavor and health benefits. The blue color quickly fades into a light steel-blue, grey color. Like all oysters, these mushrooms are high in protein and wonderful sautéed, grilled, or fried as a side or even the main course!  Oyster mushroom strains are known for their antiviral properties as well as cholesterol lowering abilities. 

Edibility and Taste: Meaty and Sweet 

Availability: Year-Round

Properties:  Oyster mushrooms have high protein content, several B vitamins, and all the essential amino acids (Marley, 2009). Its medicinal benefits include promoting anti-tumor activity and lowering high cholesterol. Oyster mushroom fruiting bodies and distillations have been shown to reduce tumor size in several studies on mice, rats, and hamsters (Hobbs, 1995). Additionally, Oyster mushrooms have been used in the Czech Republic as the main ingredient in a dietary supplement used to treat high cholesterol (Hobbs, 1995). Studies in animals have shown that a diet of Oyster mushrooms reduced the development of plaque in major arteries (Bobek et al., 1995). 

 

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Blue Oyster

Availability: 12
Weight: 1.00lb

Price: $12.00

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Blue Oyster - (Pleurotus ostreatus) is a beautiful mushroom with a grey/blue color and wonderful meaty texture with a sweet flavor. The stems are tough and used for stocks or powered and added to dishes for flavor and health benefits. The blue color quickly fades into a light steel-blue, grey color. Like all oysters, these mushrooms are high in protein and wonderful sautéed, grilled, or fried as a side or even the main course!  Oyster mushroom strains are known for their antiviral properties as well as cholesterol lowering abilities. 

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