Oyster mushroom

(Pleurotus ostreatus)

Other names: Hiratake, Mock Oyster, Oyster Cap, Pleurote en Forme d’huître, Austernseitling, Agarico Ostreato, Gelone, Podredumbre Agarica del Chopo, Bukovača

Oyster mushroom is widespread in many temperate and subtropical forests throughout the world. First cultivated in Germany during World War I, it became one of the most cultivated edible mushrooms around the globe. It is rich in protein, fiber, and several vitamins and minerals such as niacin, Vitamin D, and iron.

Oyster mushroom contains various bioactive compounds such as β-glucans and phenolics. Its polysaccharide lovastatin is used as a cholesterol-lowering drug. It also contains several peptides that might lower blood pressure.

Oyster mushroom may be beneficial for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, lowering the risk of heart diseases, bone strength, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and boosting the immune system.

Compliance: food or food ingredient, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

Please check your local regulation.

These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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