These robust mushrooms grow on trees in the wild and may be harvested in the fall. The cap is scallop shaped and is gilled.
Oyster mushrooms have delicate flower-like caps with pure white stems. Cultivated oyster mushrooms are not only sweet tasting but are popular with chefs as a subtle flavoring agent.
Oyster mushrooms are also known by the following names: abalone or tree mushroom. How to Store Oyster Mushrooms
Oyster mushrooms are a very perishable mushroom. We recommend that you store your oyster mushrooms in a paper bag in your refrigerator this will help to keep them fresh. To keep it as cool as possible you should store them in the vegetable drawer.
How to Clean Oyster Mushrooms
We recommend cutting off the lower parts of the stems. Use a small amount of water as you wash out the gills of the oyster mushroom. You will want to use a dry cloth to remove any excess water.
How to Cook Oyster Mushrooms
The oyster mushrooms cap is very thin. You will want to be careful not to overcook it.
4 to 5 oyster mushrooms are about 36 calories. They are an excellent source for: