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Sarah Gaur

February 1, 2022

Oyster mushroom, scientifically known as Pleurotus ostreatusis a common edible mushroom. You can find it in temperate and subtropical forests. Its name comes from its caps, which resemble an oyster. Oyster mushrooms are full of nutrients, minerals, and protein. As a result, it has multiple health benefits and medicinal properties. For example, it helps lower heart disease risk and provides you with antioxidants. Additionally, oyster mushrooms can be used as meat substitutes in many dishes due to their taste and texture.

Classified as per nutritional values, appearance and taste, you can find about 40 varieties of oyster mushrooms. These include king oyster mushrooms, pearl oyster, pink oyster mushrooms, phoenix oyster, golden oyster, and blue oyster. People in many East Asian cultures use oyster mushrooms in various dishes. For example, people use them to make soups, stir-fry, or even sauces. Besides their culinary uses, oyster mushrooms have several industrial and environmental applications.

About the Author

A nutritionist by profession and a writer by passion, Sarah holds an MSc. in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics from Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Pune. She believes in changing lives, one meal at a time with a holistic approach towards overall healing. Her mission is to modify the nutritional habits and behaviors of our next generation to optimize their long-term health and reduce the likelihood of metabolic diseases. Apart from working, she loves to sing, swirl scribble and spread smiles.

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