Peculiar Produce Picks

Oyster Mushrooms


When it comes to members of the fungi family, there are some pretty odd looking characters situated next to the more familiar button and portabella mushrooms. If you’re a shroom lover, I highly recommend giving oyster mushrooms a try – they are super simple to use and add a beautiful flavor and texture to many dishes. This gourmet mushroom is not only luxuriously tasty, but it also contains significant amounts of niacin and lovastatin, both of which have been shown to help lower LDL (“lousy”) cholesterol levels. It is important to note that these mushrooms are quite delicate and should be added in toward the end of cooking for best results. For a simple weeknight meal, try slicing oyster mushrooms into my shrimp and vegetable stir-fry.