Facts About Oyster Mushrooms
Prized for their incredible flavor and health benefits, oyster mushrooms are versatile and nutritious. They get their name from their appearance, not their flavor, which is earthy and mild.
Mushrooms are an excellent source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin B6, folate, iron and zinc.
Recent studies have also shown that oyster mushrooms can absorb vitamin D from the sun, making them an excellent choice for those seeking to boost their intake.
Source: Nutrition Data.
Serving size: 1 large (5 ounces)
Low in calories, no saturated fat or cholesterol.
Excellent source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin B6, folate, iron, and zinc.
Calories – 64
Dietary Fiber – 3 g
Protein – 5 g
Iron – 2 mg
Potassium – 622 mg
Folate – 40 mcg
Niacin – 7.3 mg
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Selection, Storage and Preparation
What to Look For: Fresh Oyster Mushrooms are dry and smooth, with firm caps and stems. Avoid mushrooms that are bruised, wet or spotted.
How to Store: Oyster Mushrooms keep best in paper bags inside your refrigerator, where they can be kept for up to two weeks. You can extend your mushroom’s storage life by placing a damp paper towel under the mushrooms.
Ways to Prepare: Oyster Mushrooms have a pleasant mushroom flavor, hold up well when cooked, and can be used almost anywhere you would use button mushrooms: soups, side dishes, spreads and dips, omelets, and pizza. They can be sautéed, stuffed, smoked, roasted or fried.
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