Buy Oyster Mushrooms Online
Buy Oyster Mushrooms Online. Oyster mushrooms, the common name for the species Pleurotus ostreatus, are one of the most common types of cultivated mushrooms in the world. They’re also known as pearl oyster mushrooms or tree oyster mushrooms. The Funghi grow naturally on and near trees in temperate and subtropic forests around the world, and they’re grown commercially in many countries. Oyster mushrooms are eaten in a variety of cuisines and are especially popular in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cooking. They can be dried and are typically eaten cooked.
How to Store Oyster Mushrooms
Water is the greatest enemy of oyster mushrooms. Store them in a loose paper bag (not plastic) in the fridge for up to three days. They are delicate and will start to wilt and become dry and tough the longer they sit and wait to be eaten.
Secondly, Dry mushrooms should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to one year. Cooked mushrooms will keep for up to three days in the refrigerator or can be frozen for up to three months. We do not recommend freezing raw mushrooms since the moisture breaks down their delicate texture.
Where to Buy Oyster Mushrooms
Since most commercially available oyster mushrooms cultivate in greenhouses, they tend to be available all year round. We sometimes sell loose by the ounce but we often sell packages or bags for a set price. They sometimes appear at major supermarkets in the produce section, and fresh and dry mushrooms we can often find in Asian markets. Wild varieties are in season during the fall.
Look for mushrooms or clusters of mushrooms with a bright, springy texture and no wilted or dark spots. These spots indicate the mushrooms have soaked up moisture and started to go bad. Dried mushrooms should be in an airtight container and mostly whole with a pleasant aroma.
When foraging for oyster mushrooms, look for clusters on dying or fallen beech trees. Young mushrooms are best, and American foragers should avoid yellowish lookalikes which are poisonous.