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.