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Elm Oyster Mushrooms

(Cambridge City,IN)

We grow Elm oyster mushrooms on straw bags - all natural grown. We have fresh and dehydrated mushrooms. Nutrition and Medicinal effects: Elm Oyster Mushrooms are a great non-meat source of protein, rivaling beans and any other vegetable source. They are low in available carbohydrates and have less than 5% dry weight fats. Depending on the substrate on which they grow, Elm oyster mushrooms can contain a number of essential minerals including magnesium, iron, manganese and zinc. As with many mushrooms, Elm Oyster mushrooms are an excellent source of Vitamin D. Their medicinal values include immune modulation due to the interaction of their glucans with the human immune system assist in protecting the body from infection and to fight cancer growth.. Elm Oyster mushrooms also produce a natural form of lovastatin, a mevinolin that inhibits the synthesis and absorption of cholesterol therefore of significant support for cardiovascular health. Preparing Elm oyster mushrooms: Cut off any spoiled sections as well as the lower part of the stems of all oyster mushroom varieties, especially when using cultivated caps - to remove any remains of straw or wood. Since the stem is tougher, it is better to remove it and cook it first or to chop it up. Some prefer to discard it altogether. Oyster mushrooms can be cooked whole or they can be cut into strips. They tear easily into strips or chunks, ready to be used in any dish where mushrooms would seem good. Cooking fresh Elm oyster mushrooms: Firm and flavorful Elm oyster mushrooms need to be well-cooked. They make delicious accompaniment to meats. They can also be cooked and served alone or with other vegetables. These mushrooms have high moisture content and so will reduce down quite a lot when cooked. There are various ways of cooking fresh Elm oyster mushrooms. They can be cooked in a saucepan with or, preferably, without fat. Always start on low heat in order to sweat them. When their cooking water has evaporated, they can then be braised or sauted or added to stews. If preparing a dish that requires a long cooking time, put them in at the last stage. Once heated briefly in oil, they add character to soups or casseroles. Dishes that can be enhanced by Elm oyster mushrooms include light creamy sauces, and omelets. To fry the mushrooms from the beginning, heat a little oil in a frying pan and cook over a high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. To grill, preheat the grill; brush the mushrooms with olive oil and cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Elm Oyster mushrooms can also be roasted or poached. The young Elm oyster mushroom is delicate in texture, aroma and flavor. It only takes a few seconds to cook which makes it an ideal ingredient for Chinese-style stir fried dishes. If you are using other fresh vegetables, add the mushrooms last as they require the least cooking.

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