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Mushrooms, Oyster

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Description

Oyster mushrooms, also known as oyster caps, tree mushrooms, tree oyster mushrooms, summer oyster mushrooms, pleurotte and shimeji, are fan-shaped mushrooms that grow both wild and cultivated, usually on rotting tree trunks.

The cap can vary in color from pale gray to dark brownish-gray with grayish-white stems. While raw oyster mushrooms have a robust and slightly peppery taste, cooking mellows their flavor substantially.

Oyster mushrooms are an excellent source of niacin and riboflavin and contain the phytonutrients beta-glucan and L-ergothioneine.

Selecting & Storing

Oyster mushrooms are available year-round, particularly in specialty produce and Asian markets. Young oyster mushrooms - which are 1 1/2 inches in diameter and under - are considered the best. Canned oyster mushrooms are also available and should be rinsed before using.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Niacin
  • Riboflavin
Good Source of
  • Potassium
  • Copper
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s)mushroom

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Calories: 41

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.39 g
Saturated Fat
0.02 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.04 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
0 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
6.21 g
Net Carbohydrate
4 g
Sugars
1.07 g
Fiber
2.21 g
Protein
3.18 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
46.08 IU
1%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
27.84 IU
7%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.11 mg
6%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
25.92 mcg
6%
Niacin
4.76 mg
24%
Riboflavin
0.34 mg
20%
Thiamin
0.12 mg
8%
Choline
46.75 mg
8%
Minerals
Calcium
2.88 mg
0%
Copper
0.23 mg
12%
Iron
1.28 mg
7%
Magnesium
17.28 mg
4%
Manganese
0.11 mg
6%
Phosphorous
115.2 mg
12%
Potassium
403.2 mg
12%
Selenium
2.5 mcg
4%
Sodium
17.28 mg
1%
Zinc
0.74 mg
5%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
27.84 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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