They are easy to cultivate and common all over the world. Also, they are very beautiful coming in a broad spectrum of colors.
is a saprotroph, meaning it
OYSTER MUSHROOM IS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE KINDS OF MUSHROOMS.
feeds on the dead and decaying matter (mainly wood). They are found on hardwoods throughout the world in the spring and fall.
The caps usually range between 5 to 25 cm (2 to 10 inches) and are shaped like a fan or an oyster rolled into a convex shape when young and will flatten out and turn up as the mushroom ages. They can be white, yellow, brown, tan, and even pink!
Also, have a unique scent that is often described as sweet like anise or licorice (licorice).
The Latin name Pleurotus ostreatus means “sideways oyster”, referring to the oyster-like shape of the mushroom.
They’re extremely low in calories but contain a good chunk of protein, fiber, niacin, and riboflavin. In addition, also contain a small amount of magnesium, zinc, and selenium.