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Blue Oyster Mushroom - 12cc Gourmet Mushroom Liquid Culture Grow Kit with grow bag or 80mm Petri Dish

Blue Oyster Mushroom - 12cc Gourmet Mushroom Liquid Culture Grow Kit with grow bag or 80mm Petri Dish

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blue oyster

 

Blue Oyster Mushroom

Blue oyster mushrooms or Pleurotus ostreatus native to Germany (Western Europe) are among the most cultivated mushrooms globally. It is a species of the Pleurotaceae family. The blue color of the shell-like cap matures into gray, making a beautiful contrast with the pale stem.

Why are they called blue oysters?

Their cap looks like an oyster in color and shape, thus earning the name blue oyster mushroom.  They were originally cultivated in Germany during World War 1 and can be found commonly in North America and throughout the world.   They grow well in cold temperatures but can also be grown in a moderate environment with proper care and humidity. In fact, a blue oyster is known to be one of the easiest to cultivate edible mushrooms at home.

But isn’t it a fungus? Can you eat blue mushrooms?

Yes, they surely belong to kingdom fungi, but these are not poisonous like yellow mushroom. Moreover, they are used in Asian cuisine and various other dishes that demand a meaty and rich brothy texture. We’ll get into that later but first, let’s find what it actually tastes like that so many of us want to grow them on our own.  They have a flavorful, meaty texture that can add a subtle woody and earthy hint to the dish if cooked properly. They are not overpowering and are perfect for adding richness to stew, soup, steak, or creamy pasta recipes.  The cooked oyster mushroom taste is chewy and nutty, similar to a caraway seed substitute anise.  Uncooked blue oysters, like other mushrooms, might have a slimy texture with a weird seafood odor. However, it is not pungent or foul.  If your oyster blue smells fishy or like ammonia, it is time to throw these meaty caps.  Their taste is often compared with pearl oyster mushrooms. Moreover, both have a similar mild flavor and meat-like texture in cooking.

Blue Oyster Mushrooms Nutrition

These blue mushrooms are often swapped with meat and fish in vegetarian dishes due to their similar taste and smell. The edible fungus also adds a good nutritional value to the recipe.  They are a great source of vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic. You may also benefit from a small amount of thiamin, folate, or B6.  The warm blue oysters are the best mushrooms with a high quantity of vitamins (B, D), amino acids, minerals (potassium and iron), proteins, and antioxidants. You may consume 38 calories by eating 1 cup (86g) of blue oyster, which is 10 calories more than normal oyster mushrooms (28 calories per 86g).   The less calorie consumption of blue oysters makes it an ideal food option for better heart health. It has beneficial amounts of polysaccharides and dietary fiber, which can support immunity.  The oyster mushroom may also reduce cholesterol, inflammation, and chances of breast cancer (fewer scientific studies to back up the claim).  Moderate consumption of oyster blue may also control blood pressure.

So, is eating blue oyster mushrooms good for health?

Yes! It is packed with rich nutrients, is gluten-free and has low sodium levels. Eating blue mushrooms may help in protection from chronic diseases. 

Uses of Blue Oyster Mushrooms

There are different ways to use a blue oyster mushroom for cooking, snacking, or simply to get a taste of this flavorful vegetable. They are also added as dried or raw. However, the stem is often removed due to its chewy texture.  You can use them in numerous stews, soups, pasta, and other dishes.

How can you use blue oyster mushrooms?

You can eat it individually as an evening snack or use it for garnishing.

Add your favorite spices, herbs, and a bit of oil to a pan filled with sliced blue oysters. Put it in a preheated oven for 20 minutes for delicious mushroom chips. Utilize its dried form to garnish your rice risotto or make a mushroom toast with it. You can also toss it in your lasagna, pizza, or other recipes.

Blue Oyster Mushroom Recipe

The recipes for blue oysters can be as simple as buttering the pan for sauteing the mushrooms or making an entirely new dish with it.  It all depends on your taste, flavor, and preference on how you want to consume them. Here are few ways you can use them in your recipes:

Sauteed Mushrooms with Green Onion

It is as simple as it sounds but can be modified in so many dishes. First, you need to lightly toast the butter, blue oyster mushrooms (sliced or diced), salt, purple garlic (or green), pepper, and some oil. Then garnish it with green onions to complete the versatile dish.  To make it meaty, you can use it as a side dish for beef steak or put it in your favorite pasta recipe.  Blue oyster mushrooms or Pleurotus ostreatus native to Germany (Western Europe) are among the most cultivated mushrooms globally. It is a species of the Pleurotaceae family. The blue color of the shell-like cap matures into gray, making a beautiful contrast with the pale stem.

Why are they called blue oysters?

Their cap looks like an oyster in color and shape, thus earning the name blue oyster mushroom.  They were originally cultivated in Germany during World War 1 and can be found commonly in North America and throughout the world. They grow well in cold temperatures but can also be grown in a moderate environment with proper care and humidity. In fact, a blue oyster is known to be one of the easiest to cultivate edible mushrooms at home.

But isn’t it a fungus? Can you eat blue mushrooms?

Yes, they surely belong to kingdom fungi, but these are not poisonous like yellow mushroom. Moreover, they are used in Asian cuisine and various other dishes that demand a meaty and rich brothy texture.  We’ll get into that later but first, let’s find what it actually tastes like that so many of us want to grow them on our own.

So, what do blue oyster mushrooms taste like?

They have a flavorful, meaty texture that can add a subtle woody and earthy hint to the dish if cooked properly. They are not overpowering and are perfect for adding richness to stew, soup, steak, or creamy pasta recipes.  The cooked oyster mushroom taste is chewy and nutty, similar to a caraway seed substitute anise.  Uncooked blue oysters, like other mushrooms, might have a slimy texture with a weird seafood odor. However, it is not pungent or foul.  If your oyster blue smells fishy or like ammonia, it is time to throw these meaty caps.  Their taste is often compared with pearl oyster mushrooms. Moreover, both have a similar mild flavor and meat-like texture in cooking.

Growing Blue Oyster Mushrooms

Blue oyster mushroom cultivation is one of the easiest to do at home. Moreover, the freshness of homegrown blue oysters is really unbeatable.  You get to produce several clusters of blue oysters, which you usually buy in a price range of 6$ to $20. The better the quality, the higher the price.  Naturally, they are found growing on the dead and decaying wood. However, to DIY the cultivation process, some prefer to use a commercial mushroom growing kit while others make their own with:

Spawn

Aspen Wood Chips
Pickling Lime
Bucket (with holes)
Plastic Bag

The blue oyster is sensitive to CO2, humidity, light, and air exchange. Whether you are cultivating indoors or outdoors, make sure you provide the right oyster mushroom growing conditions to see them thrive in clusters.  With proper growth, they will fill the bucket with thick mushroom spores.  Take a dark-colored 5-gallon bucket (to reflect light) and drill holes of ¼ at every few inches (blue capped mushrooms will grow out of these holes). Also, make 1/8 holes at the bottom for water drainage
Soak the hay or aspen chips in hot water (mixed with pickling lime is optional) overnight, then remove the water from it.  Layer the chips and oyster mushroom spawn (5 grain spawn) in the bucket. Repeat the layering and make sure to keep the chips or hay as the top layer.  Leave the prepared kit in a dark space and let the mushrooms colonize. You can also cover it with a black plastic bag to provide enough humidity (more than 70%) or keep a humidifier along with it.  Also, keep the growing temperature maintained between 15°C (59°F) to 21°C (70°F)

You may start to notice baby oyster mushrooms growing out of the holes after 2 to 3 weeks. So, how do you know when to harvest oyster mushrooms?  The simple hint is when you notice the blue mushrooms have started to curl up. It means they are about to drop or leave the spores. This is the perfect time for harvesting oyster mushrooms.

Blue oyster mushrooms or Pleurotus ostreatus native to Germany (Western Europe) are among the most cultivated mushrooms globally.  It is a species of the Pleurotaceae family. The blue color of the shell-like cap matures into gray, making a beautiful contrast with the pale stem.


Blue Oyster Mushroom Health Benefits

The less calorie consumption of blue oysters makes it an ideal food option for better heart health. It has beneficial amounts of polysaccharides and dietary fiber, which can support immunity.  The oyster mushroom may also reduce cholesterol, inflammation, and chances of breast cancer (fewer scientific studies to back up the claim).  Moderate consumption of oyster blue may also control blood pressure.

So, is eating blue oyster mushrooms good for health?

Yes! It is packed with rich nutrients, is gluten-free and has low sodium levels. Eating blue mushrooms may help in protection from chronic diseases.

Uses of Blue Oyster Mushrooms

There are different ways to use a blue oyster mushroom for cooking, snacking, or simply to get a taste of this flavorful vegetable. They are also added as dried or raw. However, the stem is often removed due to its chewy texture.  You can use them in numerous stews, soups, pasta, and other dishes.

How can you use blue oyster mushrooms?

You can eat it individually as an evening snack or use it for garnishing.  Add your favorite spices, herbs, and a bit of oil to a pan filled with sliced blue oysters. Put it in a preheated oven for 20 minutes for delicious mushroom chips.

LAB CREATED PRODUCTS SINCE 2005

All our mushroom cultures are only one to two transfers away from the 1st generation mother culture to ensure a vibrant, healthy, and fast-growing product.  Each liquid mushroom culture syringe contains 12 cc's of mycelium suspended in a nutrient broth solution or commonly referred to as a liquid culture. Unlike many vendors, our cultures do not contain honey, we use a special clear recipe so you can see exactly what you're getting. Your mushroom culture is guaranteed to arrive 100% viable and completely contamination-free ready to inoculate a substrate of your choice.  You may use your LC Syringe right away or store it in its mylar container in the refrigerator for 12 months or longer! 

 

Your order with us today will contain: 


(1) sterile 12 ml syringe with locking cap of Blue Oyster Mushroom.

(1) mylar syringe sleeve for long-term storage.

(2) alcohol pads.

(1) 18-gauge needle.

(1) Small grow bag

24K Gold Infusion (see below)

 

As far are we know, there is no proven study that has determined pure gold helps to promote fungi growth....we have done our own studies and have concluded that in side-by-side tests, over 6 months, it does. We add 24K gold flakes to certain products we sell, so if you see little gold flakes or nuggets in your product, this is NOT contamination. 24K gold is non-toxic and edible.  You have to see this product to believe it, some call it a breakthrough in fungi development...not sure if we would agree with that, but we think we have a pretty good product here.

We add 24K Gold to all our products! 

As far are we know, there is no proven study that has determined pure gold helps to promote fungi growth.... we have done our own studies and have concluded that in side-by-side tests, over 6 months, it does. We add 24K gold flakes to certain products we sell, so if you see little gold flakes or nuggets in your product, this is NOT contamination. 24K gold is non-toxic and edible.  You have to see this product to believe it, some call it a breakthrough in fungi development...not sure if we would agree with that, but we think we have a pretty good product here.

Worldwide shipping makes us the most turned to mushroom culture producer/distributor in the world. If you can’t find it in your country, we have you covered, and our shipping time is considerably less than what you may expect. 

Shipping & Returns

We use USPS priority 2–3 day mail for US orders and Priority International (2-10 days) for the rest of the world. All orders have a tracking number, and we always use discrete shipping methods and know-how to ship items overseas, we have over 15 years of experience doing so, trust us, you will get your order no matter where you live.

We have a 30-day return policy for all products we sell on our website, we do not offer money back returns. We will gladly replace any defective item if it’s returned within 30 days of purchase, but we will not issue refunds for spore related products.

Dimensions

Syringes and grow kits are shipped in 9x6x1 padded eveevploes with hot/cold weather inserts and in mylar long term storage sleeves. Larger items are sent in 6x6x6 boxes or larger, fully insulated and wrapped in bubblewrap.

Care Instructions

You may store our syringes in the refrigerator for up to 12 months in the included mylar storsgr sleeve. Agar plates and slants maybe stored for years in a dark cool environment.

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