Blue Brat Oyster Mushroom Facts
You’ll easily know the mushrooms in front of you are Blue Brat mushrooms/Pleurotus ostreatus because of their unique color and appearance. At their young age, their caps appear blue, and as they age, it slowly turns to black. You’ll find them growing in dead deciduous trees especially in Beech trees. Unlike other mushrooms that grow in logs and trees consuming their nutrients, blue brat oyster gourmet mushrooms also consume nematodes and other substrate types like coffee grounds, paper, sugarcane, wood, sawdust, and a whole lot more.
Because of their capacity to thrive on almost all kinds of substrates, it is not surprising to know that blue brat oysters are one of the fastest-growing mushrooms. You can harvest them in no time as they can double their size in just a day’s time.
On top of all these ease of growing blue brat oysters, add on the list that you do not need to find a dark and moist area for them to grow, they live in the open.
Benefits of Blue Brat Oyster Mushroom
Oyster mushrooms are one of the widely consumed gourmet mushrooms not only because they are easy to cultivate but also because of the many nutrients one can derive from them. The blue brat oyster mushroom is no stranger to that. Here are some of the vitamins and minerals you can get from them:
- Vitamin B6
- Pantothenic acid
- Amino acids
It's quite amusing that in these mushrooms’ humble sizes, they bring great benefits to your body including the following:
- Fights bacteria, virus, and infection: The key to being free from bacteria, virus, and infection is to boost your immune system and to keep existing inflammation cured. These two will be satisfied by getting a regular dose of blue brat oyster mushrooms.
- Keeps you away from heart diseases: You can keep away from heart diseases as the blue brat oyster mushrooms lower your blood cholesterol level.
- Diabetes will be kept at bay: Diabetes occurs when the blood sugar level is above normal. What oyster mushrooms do is increase the use of sugar in the body and inhibit the overproduction of proteins that produce sugar.
Sumptuous Blue Brat Oyster Mushroom Dishes
Being a member of the oyster mushrooms family, there is a wide variety of dishes you can make using blue brat oyster mushrooms. When you get them fresh, you can include them in different pasta sauces from red ones or white ones. They can also be dried to lengthen their lives if you dry them. For this, you can include them in different soup dishes.
To be specific, here are some of the must-try dishes:
- Chicken and mushroom casserole
- Vegan cajun pasta
- Roasted oyster mushrooms
- Red curry
- Air fried mushrooms
- Teriyaki stir-fry
- Mushroom salad
- Yakitori mushrooms
- Tikka masala
- Mushroom barley soup
- Mushroom cream sauce
The list goes on for the sumptuous dishes you can cook—your creativity is the key! Just make sure to eat them while they are young as they get tougher with age.
High Desert Spores Liquid Mushroom Culture- Blue Brat Oyster
If you are interested in creating a variety of dishes and getting your tastebuds a treat, you can check out our shipping policy for more details, or you can also visit our local distributors’ stores to get our blue brat oyster liquid culture syringe.
Blue oyster mushrooms is one of the most cultivated mushroom in the world. It can be easily cultivated using hardwood or straws as substrates. Just like other oyster mushrooms. This grow in cluster and need to be picked young to enjoy it's flavor.
This 10cc Spore Sample consists of live culture and sterile water.
Needle is included.
Suggested Substrate to use: Hardwood
Suggested Grains to use: Rye Berry
*Photo is for identification purposes only.