The Black King Oyster is the largest species and is by far the best-tasting oyster mushroom. It has a thick, meaty white stem and a small tan cap in young specimens.
Stir fry until the edges are crispy and golden brown. This mushroom has a strong nutty flavour. It has a nice long shelf life.
One cup of oyster mushrooms has approximately 65 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fat, and about 5 grams of protein. They are high in several vitamins and minerals including potassium, magnesium, and folate.
- may lower cholesterol
- may reduce risk of cancer
- promote heart health
- support better immune function
- improve metabolic health
This is my first experience growing mushrooms and worried when I read that these were more difficult than the other varieties. My basement floor was 2 degrees warmer than recommended and after 3 weeks I was beginning to think that it was a bust. Then it happened. We got 2 huge clusters within a few days and more on the way. These are absolutely excellent mushrooms.