Golden Oyster Mushrooms

October 21, 2012

The golden oyster mushroom, Pleurotus citrinopileatus, is a wood-digesting mushroom native to Russia, China, and Japan.  It is a prized edible, and is easily cultivated worldwide.

They taste fresh and fruity.  Raw golden oysters are slightly spicy and sour and are typically consumed cooked for an appetizing nutty flavor.

Golden oyster mushrooms are cultivated on a wide variety of substrates ranging from wood, straw, or grain.  They are particularly valued for their ability to digest waste cellulose from a variety of sources.

P. citrinopileatus has medicinal properties.  They are good source of antioxidants.  Studies are being performed for their antihyperglycemic, antitumor, and blood lipid-lowering effects.

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