Oyster Mushrooms have a milder flavor and more tender consistency but they do hold their own. They have a slightly chewy texture and are soft with a bittersweet aroma reminiscent of anise. When cooked, they have a mild and nutty, seafood-like flavor and a sweet woodsy taste.
Oyster mushrooms contain vitamin B6 and D, fiber, potassium, and folate. They also contain an antioxidant called ergothioneine, which can help decrease inflammation in the body.
Oyster mushrooms are quite versatile and substitute well into many mushroom recipes. They are delicious in any egg dish, great in omelets, quiches and frittatas.