Oyster Mushroom

Store Rooster Dirt Farm Oyster Mushroom

Oyster mushroom's flavor can be described as earthy, complex, and more "mushroomy" tasting than your standard button mushrooms. Their texture is also going to be firmer and less spongy than a regular button mushroom.

From: Rooster Dirt Farm

8 oz. $8.00  Qty: Price:
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The culinary possibilities are endless! As a general rule of thumb, you can treat them like you would a typical button mushroom, they will just have a stronger flavor.

- Omelette with spinach, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese - Topping on a pizza - Floured, and pan fried in butter, then seasoned with salt & pepper -- simple but one of the best! - Sauteed with onions, garlic and olive oil then paired with a steak or burger - Sauteed and Caramelized with sesame oil, soy sauce (or tamari), fish sauce, a little honey, green onion & ginger until crispy

The oyster mushroom has been part of traditional Chinese medicine for over 3,000 years, mainly as a tonic for the immune system. Oyster mushrooms contain ergothioneine which is an antioxidant exclusively produced by fungi. They also have anti-bacterial effects from the compound they produce called benzaldehyde. Finally, oyster mushrooms are very nutrient dense for the amount of calories they contain. There are around 42 calories in one cup of oyster mushrooms. They also contain significant levels of zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, folic acid, niacin, and vitamins B-1 & B-2.