Oyster mushrooms are a staple all over the globe, renowned for their delicate texture and mild, savoury flavour. The mushrooms commonly have wide, thin, oyster- or fan-shaped caps and are white, gray, or tan, with gills lining the underside. The caps are sometimes frilly-edged. You usually see them in clusters or large singular specimens. Pioneering research has led to furniture being created from the mycelium.
A cup of raw oyster mushrooms has 28 calories, 3 grams of protein, 5 grams of carbohydrates, and zero grams of fat.1 They are a good source of essential vitamins and minerals like riboflavin, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, and copper. This incredible nutrient profile makes them an awesome super food.