King Trumpet Oyster - "Big Papa"
One of the Meatiest
Big Papa isn’t just a one man show but is THE one man show. This mushroom doesn’t need a cluster to feel big, standing tall and stocky on its own waiting to give you the chance to bask in its presence. If you lean in and focus you might hear a calm “Your Welcome.” To grow a Big Papa, you are going to have to work for it as they require consistent humidity and cool temperatures. Fail at this and you run the risk of ending up with a dried out credent of a mushroom. Succeed and you’ll be rewarded with a meaty beast with a savory umami flavor mushroom that can be slapped on the grill.
Scientific Name: Pleurotus eryngii
Common Name: King Trumpet Oyster or King oyster
- Health Highlights: Similar to other oyster mushrooms, Big Papa is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. This mushroom also contains anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties such as:
- Pantothenic Acid
- Minerals such as Phosphorus, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, and Zinc