Fresh Pink Oyster Mushrooms
The Pink Oyster mushroom (aka pleurotus djamor) is playful in the kitchen. If you fry it aggressively it will crisp up like bacon. It is a favourite for foodies and vegans.
How to use
- The meaty texture of the Pink Flamingo Oyster mushrooms makes for a delicious edible mushroom.
- They can be sautéed with other vegetables, added to pasta dishes or soups, and complement white sauces and risotto dishes.
- Due to their meaty texture, they require thorough cooking (around 20 minutes), and their bacon or ham-type flavour intensifies the longer they are cooked.
- If stored in a cool place, Pink Flamingo Oyster mushrooms can be preserved for up to a week. They can also be dried for longer preservation.
- The tropical Pink Oyster mushrooms are named for their vibrant pink colour, and the scientific name is Pleurotus djamor. They are native to equatorial regions like Southeast Asia, so very unlikely to grow in the wild in NZ.
- They are in the Pleurotaceae family, along with the grey oyster mushroom, and are available from us year-round. However, maintaining a good supply in winter is challenging.
- They grow in layered clusters like their grey oyster mushroom relative, and their colour can be intensely pink or lighter when raw, changing to a golden yellow when it starts to cook, then through to an orange-brown colour when fully cooked.
For orders received before 11 a.m., We’ll pick fresh and send same day for overnight delivery. For orders after 11 am, we will pick and ship the day following.
REMEMBER: Click the shipping rate for FRESH PRODUCT below
Nutritional and Health Value
- Oyster mushrooms are a very good source of protein, fibre, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin D and folate, and are low in carbs, fat, sugar, starch and calories.
- They are also well-researched for their proven ability to boost the immune system and fight infections.
- They are one of the best mushroom sources of ergothioneine, an antioxidant that may reduce instances of cardiovascular disease by preventing plaque build-up in the arteries. Early Statins (used by people with high cholesterol) were originally sourced from oyster mushrooms.