Get your very own blue oyster mushroom growing kit from us and you will be able to harvest your own gourmet mushrooms for a variety of mealsWe have a blue oyster mushroom growing kit that will help you produce a beautiful bouquet of gourmet edibles. Not only is the blue oyster mushroom a delight to look at, it also tastes great and has some studies behind it that discuss the support it provides to humans. We share some of these findings below and present you with some great reasons to try your very own blue oyster mushroom grow kit at home.
Nutritional value of blue oyster mushroomsAccording to the study Pleurotus ostreatus: an oyster mushroom with nutritional and medicinal properties, there are a variety of benefits to consuming blue oyster mushrooms. The:
“Bioaccumulation potential of nutrients by fungi enriched with essential elements for human health has been investigated in mycelium and also in mushroom (Silva et al. 2010). P. ostreatus is the second most important cultivated mushroom for food purposes throughout worldwide (Chang 1991). Nutritionally, it has unique flavor and aromatic properties and it is considered to be rich in protein, fiber, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins as well as low fat (Herndndez et al. 2003 and Kalmis et al. 2008). Commercially cultivated mushroom has similar contents of nutritional components compared with wild types mushroom.”It is not surprising to see that more and more people have an interest in growing blue oyster mushrooms because of the flavor in addition to its constituents. The study continued with more information on the active constituents in the oyster mushroom:
“In most of the studies, the nutritional values of mushroom have been offered as in dried fruit bodies. Generally, fresh Pleurotus mushroom contain 85-95% moisture (Khan 2010). The fruiting body of P. ostreatus contains approximately 100 of different bioactive compounds, which mainly considered as a potential new source of dietary fiber. Whereas, fungal cell wall are rich in non-starch polysaccharides, of which β-glucan are most interesting functional components and phenolic compounds such as protocatechuic acid, gallic acid, homogentisic acid, rutin, myrictin, chrysin, naringin, tocopherol like α-tocopherol and γ- tocopherol, ascorbic acid and β-carotene of each having their own outstanding medical effects (Wang et al. 2001 and Ferreira et al. 2009). Moreover, they are healthy foods, rich in protein, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamin and minerals content but low in calories and fat content (Table 1).”Do you want to grow your own delicious oyster mushrooms at home? You can with the help of our blue oyster mushroom growing kit! This easy-to-use kit will fruit about two pounds of fresh oysters before the kit is ready to be composted. However, once you use the block in your compost, in the garden, or on some used coffee grounds, you will still be able to grow and harvest more mushrooms! You will know the kit is ready for the compost, paper waste of coffee grounds when the block has broken apart and is starting to crumble. You will be able to still grow some mushrooms at this time, although the yields will be smaller.