Sunday, September 14, 2008

Oyster Mushrooms

I got some prime picks of the oyster mushrooms this morning at farmers market! Had a bunch this morning with scrambled eggs, chives, and parsley.

Trying to learn about the medicinal qualities of certain foods. Here's what I read at

"Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus Ostreatus) is a fleshy, gilled mushroom growing in shelf-like fashion on wood that is a good food and promising medicinal. Protein quality is nearly equal to animal derived protein. Low fat content is mostly of the good unsaturated kind. Also contained are carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins B1, B2, plus minerals, especially iron and an antioxident. This mushroom shows activity against cancer and high cholesterol. It has shown activity in the following areas: antitumor, immune response, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibiotic."


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