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Pink Oyster mushrooms taste like bacon or ham and their flavor intensifies when cooked. The aroma is pungent, which is very characteristic of the oyster mushroom. The meat-like flavor makes Pink Oyster mushrooms a wonderful meat substitute in many dishes.
According to a study published in Food Chemistry, Oyster mushrooms contain significant levels of zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, folic acid, niacin, and vitamins B-1 and B-2.
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Texture and Recommended Preparation
Oyster mushrooms have a milder flavor and more tender consistency than Shiitake. Pink Oyster mushrooms have an uncanny flavor profile to bacon or ham. For a firm texture, continue to cook Pin Oyster mushrooms until crisp.