Oyster Mushrooms can be grey, pink yellow and beige! Although they are often included in exotic/wild mushroom medleys, they are some of the most commonly cultivated mushrooms in the world. As opposed to shiitakes, which impart an intensely meaty flavor and a sturdy texture, oyster mushrooms are delicate, tender and cook very quickly. This makes them a great option for quick meals, vibrant stir-frys and simple soups.
Here’s why Oyster mushrooms are so good for you.
Oyster mushrooms are low in calories, fat free, cholersterol-free, gluten-free and are very low in sodium.
At the same time, they’re also high in protein, fibre,iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus & selenium, calcium, folic acid,vitamins B1, B3, B5 & B12, vitamin C & D.
Source: Medicinal Mushrooms, by Christopher Hobbs (1995)