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Pink Oyster Mushroom

Latin name: Pleurotus djamor

General
In the Netherlands Oyster mushrooms are cultivated all year round on bags containing a mixture of straw and water. They are harvested in clusters and then cut off one by one.

Description
The Pink Oyster mushroom has a short stem. The cap and stem grow in various attractive shades of pink. Unlike the grey-coloured Oyster mushroom, the Pink Oyster mushroom has a cap about 5 cm across. Pink Oyster mushrooms have a meaty flavour and texture.

Storage and shelf life
Fresh Oyster mushrooms are best stored in the refrigerator where they will keep fresh for about three days.

Flavour and use
Like the Golden Oyster mushroom, the Pink Oyster mushroom is excellent in vegetarian dishes because of its meaty taste and texture. Oyster mushrooms are also frequently used in oriental stir-fries.

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