Oyster mushroom

The oyster mushroom was first cultivated during World War I in Germany and was developed by Kaufer. It is a winter or Christmas mushroom , because it grows in extreme cold, between -3°C and 11°C.

Nowadays, several species of Pleurotus are cultivated commercially due to their mineral richness and medicinal properties, short life cycle, breeding techniques and recycling of some agricultural products.

The yellow oyster mushroom, for example, comes to us from the Russian Far East, to the north of China, Korea and Japan, while the pink oyster mushroom grows in abundant quantities in Indonesia. Among this large family, no oyster mushroom is known to be fatal and conversely, many species are edible and even delicious!