Pleurotus ostreatus

(Oyster Mushroom)

Pleurotus ostreatus

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Powders & Extracts

Pleurotus ostreatus, commonly known as the Oyster mushroom, goes by various names such as Ping Gu (Chinese) and Hiritake (Japanese). Originating from Germany in the early 20th century, it is now cultivated worldwide and notably popular in Kerala, India. It grows naturally on decaying wood and is cultivated widely for culinary use due to its mild flavor and tender texture.

All mushroom powders and extracts are organic, certified according to:

EU, UK, Cosmos Organic Certificate

More about

Pleurotus ostreatus

Main uses as Mushroom Powder:

  • Rich in beta-glucans, ergothioneine, glutathione, triterpenoids, phenolic compounds, amino acids, polysaccharides, vitamins and minerals
  • Acts as a prebiotic and a good source of fiber
  • Offers a mild mushroom flavor
  • Serves as a natural source of vitamin D2.
  • Finds application in cosmetics as a raw material for further processing based on specific end-product requirements.

Main uses as Mushroom Extract:

  • Suitable for savory or spicy dishes and blends well with sweet or fruity mixes at lower concentrations.
  • Complements salty snacks, nuts, seeds, and bread mixes.
  • The 50% extract possesses a strong, dominant flavor, making it ideal for tableting or encapsulation with enhanced therapeutic properties.
  • Applicable in seasonings, spices, dry meals, savory treats, beverages, protein mixes, and supplement formulations.

Main uses in Supplement Formulations:

  • Anti-aging effects
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Antifungal properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antimicrobial properties
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Blood Pressure Regulation
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Bone support
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cancer therapy support
  • Cardiovascular support
  • Cholesterol regulation
  • Cognitive function support
  • Digestive health support
  • Immune system support
  • Weight management

Side Effects: Research on potential side effects is lacking.

Interactions: Current research on interactions is limited and relatively unknown.