The King Oyster mushroom is a magnificent mushroom originating from the area surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Because of its meaty texture and rich flavor, it is prized by vegetarians worldwide as a good replacement for meat. The King Oyster is the 3rd most cultivated mushroom worldwide.
These magnificent mushrooms have a wonderful meaty texture and umami flavor! They have a texture similar to abalone or scallops, and our vegetarian friends sometimes refer to them as "mushroom steaks" or "vegan scallops". It is very popular in Middle Eastern dishes and makes a wonderful shawarma!
In addition to being very tasty, this mushroom a full of nutrients including proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, minerals and fiber.