Oyster mushrooms are tasty and pair well with a variety of foods. Use them in dishes like omlette, soups, stews, pasta dishes, and stir-fries.
A good source of fiber, plant-based protein. They're a good source of vitamins and minerals especially Vitamin B5 and Niacin
Theyre easy to grow and can grow in a range of substrates.
Their Growth process goes like this:
1) Innoculation: Oyster mushroom spawn is mixed with the substrate material (often straw or sawdust), this growing medium is then usually placed into bags with small holes or air filters in them for air exchange.
2) Incubation: The bags are then placed in a warm (20-24C/68F-75F) dark room to incubate and begin the first phase of growth. Only 10-14 days are needed for the spawn to grow a full web of root-like threads of mycelium and colonise the growing substrate.
3) Fruiting: Once the growing medium is fully colonised by the spawn, it is time for the mushrooms to start fruiting. The bags are exposed to autumn-like conditions with fresh oxygen, high humidity, low level light & often cooler temperatures. This signals to the mycelium that it’s time to start producing mushrooms and small pins begin to emerge.
Oyster mushroom pins begin to emerge from holes in the bag. Fed by water and nutrients from the mycelium, these tiny pins then rapidly grow and develop into full size mushrooms in just 5-7 days.
Oysters mushrooms, ready to harvest just 7 days after starting to grow out of the bag.