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)
With a subtle flavour and chewy texture, oyster mushrooms can be grey, yellow or pink in colour. Oyster mushrooms make a tasty and healthy addition to mixed mushroom stir-fries, omelettes or pasta sauces. Oyster mushrooms can be fried or grilled. 100g of cooked mushrooms typically contains 157calories, 0.3g carbohydrate, 16.2g fat, 2.4g protein and 1.5g fibre.