Oyster Mushroom

September 4, 2011

Oyster Mushroom

After button mushrooms, oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) are the most-cultivated mushroom in the Western world.  Their high rate of growth, resistance to disease, and higher tolerance to humidity, temperature, and growth media makes them an superior choice to slower or more temperamental mushrooms.

Oysters are also sought after while mushrooming.  They grow wild over a large geographic area in temperate and subtropical forests.  Seek education; toxic lookalikes exist.

Oyster mushrooms have found use medicinally. They contain cholesterol-lowering statins.  Lovastatin is representative of this class of enzymes.

Leave a Comment

Hedgehog Mushroom

All Posts

Black Trumpet (or Horn of Plenty) Mushroom
Hedgehog Mushroom

More Mushroom

Black Trumpet (or Horn of Plenty) Mushroom
Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: