Scientific name: Pleurotus Eryngii
About King oyster:
King Oyster is an edible mushroom native and belongs to the family of oyster mushroom. It can easily be cultivated on wheat, rice and sawdust on 12-17 degree C temperature for fruiting body development. The king mushroom is widely harvested in Europe, North Africa, Bangladesh, China, Japan in winter season. It is harvested when the mushroom cap surface is flat to roll up to the cap’s margin. It has a tiny cap and stem is thick and meaty. It is a mushroom which we found all types of nutrients including protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. The king mushroom has antioxidants that help to protect your body from other illnesses.
Description of King oyster:
King mushroom generally be more popular than other bioactive mushrooms with its taste and texture. This mushroom is edible and has nice aroma. Oyster mushroom has thick and white stemmed and fruity body. It has a wonderful nutty flavour and strong, resilient firm texture. The cap is about 1-6 cm and stem is 3-6 cm long, firm dense and chewy. The gills of the mushrooms are white, extends downwards and the spores are lilac in color. The raw king mushrooms are spongy texture and aroma flavour when cooked it becomes crunchy texture and mild flavour. It grows in clusters and umami flavour.
It can be stored in the refrigerator for 5-7 days not to be washed.
Taste and use:
It is very spicy tasty and meaty flavour. It is served with meat, game and pasta. The king oyster mushroom are suited for grilling, roasting, boiling and frying. This mushroom mainly served with stir fries, soup, grain, fish, meatloaf, garlic, ginger, rosemary and cheese. It is also used as a nutrition food to every human being. In Japan it is cooked in teriyaki sauce that are coated in honey and soy sauce for a smoky delicious dishes. We can make the reciepes with king oyster mushrooms are – Baked king oyster mushroom, Oyster king trumpet mushroom and Sanghai fried oyster mushrooms. The favourite way to eat this mushroom is to marinated in oil for 20 mints. then grill.
Nutrition value of oyster mushrooms:
They have the good source of protein, fat, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, copper and potassium. It has low saturated fat and cholesterol.
- Energy 35 cal
- Fat 0 g
- Protein 3 g
- Carbs 8 g
- Sugar 1 g