We have written many times about the benefits and preparation methods of champignon mushrooms. But now we’re going to take a closer look at another one of our favourites, the pleurotus mushrooms you can also find in our variety.
Oyster (or pleurotus) mushrooms are a widespread edible mushroom with a special taste that reminds us of oysters. They can be made into a variety of delicious dishes, such as breaded mushrooms, soups, meatless main courses and stews.
If you’ve never cooked or tasted oyster mushrooms before, here are 5 reasons why you might want to include them in your diet:
- Special flavour
Since not only health benefits, but also the pleasant gastronomic experience play a role in whether we put a food on the table again or not, it is important to start by saying that these mushrooms have a really special, intense and slightly sweet taste, which some people say is similar to that of oysters and others say is slightly anise-flavoured.
- Easy to obtain
Oyster mushrooms grow all year round, and although they are fairly easy to grow even at home, Boglar Champ’s range of fresh mushrooms is always available in shops and supermarkets.
- Low in calories
This is especially important information for those who are watching their weight, as the low calorie content makes these mushrooms excellent when following a diet, while their texture makes them a great choice for vegetarians and vegans.
- Rich in nutrients
Mushrooms are a food rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals, and have the advantage of being low in fat and carbohydrates. The high fibre content, combined with the low calorie content, means that they give you a feeling of fullness without breaking your daily calorie intake.
- An excellent source of antioxidants
Mushrooms are rich in antioxidants and help fight oxidative stress, which causes cellular damage in the body.