Blue Brat Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus)
Pleurotus ostreatus or the Blue Brat Oyster mushroom grows in the forests of sub-tropical and temperate climates. It is responsible for decomposing deciduous trees, particularly the Beech tree. Interestingly, it is also carnivorous, consuming the nematode which is itself parasitic This makes for a healthy way to control the pest without using chemicals. Pleurotus ostreatus has been shown to have statins and lovastatins that help in lowering cholesterol in the body, as well as having antibacterial properties.*
- Lowers cholesterol*
Blue Brat Oysters grow in clusters and take on a shelf like shape. Its taste is mild and its odor is similar to anise. It has as long and thick stem with a small cap that is deep blue, turning grey as it ages. Like many mushrooms, it should be picked young for consumption as it becomes tougher as it ages and its taste and smell deteriorate. It requires a lot of fresh air exchange in order to grow but is generally fairly easy to grow. Known to devour almost anything, it can even be grown on coffee grounds, waste paper, sugar cane, grass amongst many other things.
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The liquid culture syringes are between 10 and 12cc and are ready to inject to your substrate of choice such as sterilized rye berries.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure,or prevent any disease.