Italian Oyster

Italian Oyster

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Botanical Name:  Pleurotus pulmonarius

Other Common Name: Indian Oyster, Phoenix Mushroom, Lung Oyster

Identification:

The Italian Oyster is very similar to the pearl oyster, but with a few noticeable differences. Italian Oyster caps are much paler and smaller and it develops more of a stem.  Otherwise, the taste and cultivation of the two species is generally described as largely the same.

Usage:

They can be sautéed with other vegetables, added to pasta dishes or soups, and compliment white sauces and risotto dishes.

Medicinal Properties:

Shown to:

Fight cancer - specifically Liver, Leukemia, and Colon cancers

Treat hypertension

Contains anti-oxidants

Could reduce blood glucose levels

Controls allergic responses