Let’s talk about… King Oyster Mushrooms

If you love mushrooms, you will love King Oysters!

King Oyster mushrooms by… Mushrooms’ Αrt
Pleurotus eryngii aka King Oyster Mushrooms are different from other – more commercial – pleurotus mushrooms.

The top mushrooms of the Pleurotus family live up to their name:
higher, umami* taste
tender flesh & rich texture
strong aromas

Their texture, when cooked and softened, resembles a shell. That’s where they get the name, oyster. That is why they are considered the best substitute for anyone with a shellfish allergy.

‘How long do they last in the fridge?’
King Oyster mushrooms have a long shelf life. They can be kept in the refrigerator for a long time (about 20 days) with the appropriate packaging, without spoiling.

‘How do I choose the best King Oyster mushrooms?’
The selection of King Oyster mushrooms should be meticulous. Choose mushrooms with firm stems & flawless appearance. You will find the best King Oyster mushrooms on the Greek market at Mushrooms’ Art!

‘Why are they more expensive than other pleurotus?’
King Oysters, as their name indicates, are the kings of pleurotus mushrooms! Their high price is justified by the umami* taste, the strong aroma & the crunchy texture… which take you on a culinary journey! In addition, they contain generous amounts of nutrients.

‘Are the mushrooms from Mushrooms’ Art Greek?’
Yes! King Oyster Mushrooms are grown in Thessaloniki. The majority of fresh King Oysters that you will find in the Greek market are imported from abroad, these are industrial type mushrooms which are usually damaged due to the long time required for their transport. We, however, insist on Greek! #supportlocal

King Oyster Mushrooms… taste like shell, cap like silk!

Our fresh King Oyster Mushrooms will soon be available in a few days at selected points of sale! Stay tuned…
Our dried King Oyster Mushrooms can be found here!

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* It is derived from the Japanese words umai (うまい) that translates as “wonderful” and mi (味), meaning “taste”. Essentially, it is the fifth taste. It was established by the Japanese chemist Dr. Kikunae Ikeda. It describes the taste after sour, sweet, bitter and salty. It has been associated with the essence of deliciousness, maximum enjoyment and fullness of taste.

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