Flavor and Texture: Blue Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) are very mild in flavor and, like Lion’s Mane, have a taste compared to a softly flavored crab meat—but more subtly. They offer a delicate sweetness that can be amplified or tempered through cooking styles. Blue Oysters are velvety and lightweight, more fluffy than a King Trumpet or Lion’s Mane mushroom. While Blue Oysters are a recipe-friendly mushroom option that can be added to just about anything, we like them best with a simple sauté in unsalted butter or quality olive oil. They offer a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture that is sure to bring the family back for seconds. Always cook your Blue Oysters to at least 140 degrees before enjoying. We do not recommend eating Blue Oyster raw.
Benefits: Like most of the other mushrooms in the oyster family, Blue Oysters offer a myriad of nutritional benefits. They contain virtually no cholesterol and provide compounds that are actually associated with lowering cholesterol levels. Blue Oysters are a great, low carb source of protein, fiber, niacin, and Vitamin B5. They are also a great, organic source of antioxidants, which reduce free radical damage.
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Blue Oyster mushroom is best kept in a low traffic spot in your refrigerator, your crisper drawer works perfectly. Their caps are quite delicate and can bend or break easily. Storing them in the crisper is ideal for their safety, however, mushrooms need access to fresh air, so, it is VERY important to OPEN the vents or use the “fruit” setting for your crisper. We recommend loosely wrapping them in a paper bag, so, that the mushrooms still have access to fresh air. Blue Oysters do not respond well to tightly wrapped plastics or being rinsed/soaked in water. We recommend cleaning your oysters with a dry brush before cooking. Our fresh Blue Oyster mushrooms can be stored for roughly 5-7 days under these recommendations.