Edible and medicinal mushroom liquid culture syringes
OutGrow® is proud to present a full line of edible and medicinal mushroom cultures. Economically priced cultures so that everyone can enjoy the wonderful hobby of mushroom cultivation. Our cultures are made by experts and are 100% clean and viable.
The liquid culture syringes are between 10 and 12cc. Ready to inject to your substrate of choice.
Abalone Mushroom Facts
The abalone mushroom (Pleurotus cystidiosus) is an edible fungus found in Europe, North America, and Asia. The fungus was initially known as "Mai Shi," which translates to "tree ears" because it resembles tree ear mushrooms to some people. It's unclear where this name came from, but it could be derived from the silvery sheen on its cap when wet.
The abalone mushroom comes in several varieties, one of which is the tree Oyster mushroom, which is more common than others. This variety has a brown cap with white spots on top and grows to about 2 inches. The other variety has a tan cap with brownish-black scales around the edges. It grows to a height of about 1-2 inches.
The flavor of these mushrooms is very similar to that of a king oyster. When cooked, they have a sweet, intense flavor and a slightly chewy texture. These mushrooms are pretty bitter due to hydrazine, which is toxic when consumed raw, and you should never consume it in this form.
The black variety has a muskier flavor than the brown variety and may taste like seafood or shellfish. These mushrooms will develop an unpleasant odor after two days, so eat them as soon as possible for the best results.
When it comes to nutritional value, abalones are slightly lower than most edible mushrooms. Still, they offer plenty of vitamins and minerals that can benefit your health, such as isoflavones, thiamin, and especially riboflavin. They also contain some copper and zinc for added health benefits.
Some antioxidant properties of abalone mushrooms can aid in the fight against free radicals in your system, which can cause various diseases, including heart disease and cancer. According to some research, this mushroom may be beneficial in the fight against cardiovascular disease or the reduction of blood pressure.
They say regular consumption of these mushrooms can cut the risk of stroke by half. The scientists are still researching these mushrooms for their potential medicinal benefits, but based on what we know so far, they certainly sound promising.
Abalone mushrooms are readily available when harvested from wild trees near forests or farms during the autumn months. If you're looking for the dried, you might be able to find them in Asian markets.
People can eat these mushrooms raw, boiled, fried, cooked with rice, or other dishes. If they are not consumed within two days, they can be canned or frozen. While these mushrooms spoil quickly after picking, they taste best when cooked right away. Abalone mushrooms are frequently used in chowders and stews to add flavor and substance due to this fact and their somewhat chewy texture.
You can use the abalone mushroom in almost any mushroom-based dish, including soups, stir-fries, and casseroles. It's said to go well with seafood dishes, but it's pretty pricey due to its scarcity.
Cooking the Abalone Mushroom
- Bring a pot of water to the boiling point, then remove from heat.
- Add about six or seven fresh abalone mushrooms into your cooking pot.
- Cover the pot and leave the mushrooms in it for one hour.
- The abalone mushrooms are now ready to cook with traditional Asian food.
- Serve cooked abalone mushrooms with other ingredients such as beef slices, Szechuan style meat cubes, lettuce and more.
Abalone mushrooms are primarily used in Asian-fusion dishes in Asia. People can cook this abalone mushroom with rice or other ingredients added to soups or stir-fries. These mushrooms are pretty flavorful, but they do not keep their texture for long periods. So, if you want to use them to make Chinese dumplings at home, make sure the filling has all the flavor you require before adding your cooked mushrooms.
Abalone mushrooms are native to Eastern Asia, primarily in China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Taiwan. They can grow wild on fallen tree trunks or decaying logs near forests or farms, but they are also farmed on a large scale.
These mushrooms were given the name abalone mushrooms due to their shape, which resembles an abalone sea shellfish and is similar to many other types of mushrooms.