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General characteristics of oyster mushrooms

Classification

Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Pleurotaceae
Genus: Pleurotus

General characteristics

Pleurotus is a mushroom which has both firm and tender flesh, as well as subtle aroma and mild taste.

Due to the considerable amount of water it contains, it is advisable to cook it for no more than five minutes.

It is low-calorie food and contains no cholesterol.

Apart from that, oyster mushroom helps intestinal function.

It is recommended to people with high cholesterol levels or high pressure, to athletes, and to pregnant women because of its high potassium content.

Varieties

In this group, the widely known varieties are:

Eryngii (also called king oyster mushroom, king trumpet mushroom, French horn mushroom, boletus of the steppes):
Properties: It is an edible mushroom of great quality that has excellent medicinal properties. It cures gastropathies and indigestion.
Pulmonarius (also called Indian Oyster, Phoenix Mushroom, or the Lung Oyster):
Properties: It is an edible mushroom with similar medicinal properties to that of Eryngii´s. It is considered to be a variety of the Pleurotus Ostreatus, but it is much paler and with a short stem.
Ostreatus:
This last one is also known as oyster or pearl oyster mushroom.


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