What Are Oyster Mushrooms?

Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) are a type of edible mushroom that are shaped like oysters. They are one of the most popular mushrooms in the world.  Mushrooms are neither plant nor animal. They’re a type of fungus. There are over 10,000 known types of mushrooms.

Oyster mushrooms come in a range of different colors:  Blue, Yellow, Pink, Gray, Golden, Brown, Tan, and Cream .

Oyster mushrooms are low in calories and rich in minerals and vitamins. A 100-gram serving of oyster mushrooms contains:

Calories: 33
Protein: 3 grams
Fat: 0.4 grams
Carbohydrate: 6 grams
Dietary fiber: 2.3 grams
Potassium: 420 milligrams
Folate: 38 micrograms
Niacin (vitamin B3): 5 milligrams
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5): 1.3 milligrams
Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 0.3 milligrams




Looking for the best oyster mushroom recipes to enjoy at home? From garlic butter oyster mushrooms to savory oyster mushroom soup, our recipes are sure to please!

Oyster mushrooms have a mild flavor and chewy texture that makes them an excellent addition to any dish. Naturally gluten-free and soy-free, oyster mushrooms also make a great alternative for vegans who have sensitivities to ingredients commonly found in meat replacements. With so many ways to prepare and enjoy them, you’ll never think of mushrooms as boring again.

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