General Information: The baby Oyster Mushroom can be found in the wild as an autumn harvest, but commercially, these are cultivated in controlled environments with spawns and considered one of the most commonly cultivated mushrooms in the world. Oyster mushrooms have absolutely nothing to do with the mollusk but they do have similar coloring and sizing to an oyster with a color palette that varies from almost white to a deep tan. This mushroom should have a uniformly shaped 'scallop' top that's free from moisture or decay with a thin leading edge that curls under. The long, vertical veins that run from root to tip should be continuous and free from bruising. Baby oyster mushrooms are harvested as a young mushroom and have a more delicate flavor than their mature version.
Nutritional: A petite version of the larger and mature Oyster mushroom, baby Oyster mushrooms are fat free, cholesterol free, low in sodium and a good source of B2 and B3 vitamins.