Oyster mushroom is white, light gray, light gray with a bluish tinge, pale yellow or pinkish in color. It has a slight odor similar to anise or licorice and a tender texture with a mild oyster-like or peppery flavor. They can be stir-fried, deep-fat fried, braised or saut. |ed. They are good in casseroles, or cooked with fish or chicken. Also known as Pleurotte mushrooms . Oyster mushrooms are available throughout the year in Asian markets and specialty produce stores. Select those that are firm and plump and avoid any that are shriveled, dry, slimy or bruised. The mushrooms should be stored without cleaning, loosely wrapped in paper towels or a paper bag in the refrigerator. Do not store in plastic. When ready to use, clean by removing grit with a damp paper towel or gently scrub with a soft brush. If you must use water, keep to a minimum and then pat dry with a paper towel.
The oyster mushroom grows all year on dead wood or on the trunks of deciduous trees. The shell-shaped or oyster-shaped varieties of this mushroom have white flesh, but their cap may be white, pink, yellow, grey or dark brown. The colour depends on the variety and the growing conditions. Young oyster mushrooms have a cap which ranges in colour from dark grey to steel blue; when mature, they turn pale brown. Under the cap are white or pale grey gills. Nutritional values per 100 g a good source of niacin,riboflavin,iron.
Oyster Mushroom Powder Specification:
Appearance: Fine Grey Powder 100MESH Processed Part: oyster fruit body
Shelf Life: 24Months
Moisture less than 8% Protein: 25.3% Fibre: 6.5% Ash:5.15% Fat:1.98%
Total Polysaccharide: 6%
As less than o.2ppm ,Cd less than 1ppm,Pb less than 2ppm,Hg less than 0.2ppm
Total Plate Count less than 3000CFU/gram
Total Mould less than 100CFU/gram
Total Coliform : Negative
Active Mites: Negative