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Black Pearl King - 1kg Organic | Australian Grown

Black Pearl King - 1kg Organic | Australian Grown

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Explore the sophisticated flavor and texture of our Organic Australian-Grown Black Pearl King Oyster Mushrooms. These exotic mushrooms, offered by Exotic Mushrooms Melbourne, are esteemed for their hearty texture, savory flavor, and their organic and local cultivation.

Our Black Pearl King Oyster Mushrooms are harvested by hand daily from our organic mushroom farms here in Australia. They're grown using natural practices, with no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers involved. As a result, our mushrooms are not just healthy and safe but also contribute towards local sustainability.

**Key Features:**

- **100% Organic**: Grown using organic farming practices, our Black Pearl King Oyster mushrooms are completely free from synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.

- **Locally Sourced**:

We're proud to grow and harvest our Black Pearl King Oyster mushrooms right here in Australia, ensuring peak freshness for our customers.

- **Gourmet Quality**:

With a rich, savory flavor and a hearty texture, our Black Pearl King Oyster mushrooms are perfect for gourmet cooking.

**Serving Suggestions:**

Our Black Pearl King Oyster mushrooms can be grilled, sautéed, or roasted. They're also a great addition to soups, stews, and stir-fry dishes. Their savory flavor and meaty texture enhance a wide range of meals, from pasta dishes to vegetarian BBQ.

**Storage Instructions:**

Our Black Pearl King Oyster mushrooms stay fresh for up to 14 days when stored in a cool, dry place.

**Note**: Please consult with your healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet or consuming new foods.


**How to Use Black Pearl King Oyster Mushrooms:

Black Pearl King Oyster mushrooms are celebrated for their robust texture and savory flavor, making them an incredibly versatile culinary ingredient. Here are some tips on how to prepare and enjoy these exotic mushrooms:

**Cooking with Black Pearl King Oyster Mushrooms:**

- **Grilling**:

Slice the mushrooms lengthwise, brush them with olive oil and your choice of herbs, then place them on a hot grill. Cook until they are tender and have grill marks.

- **Roasting**:

Chop the mushrooms into pieces, toss them in olive oil, salt, and pepper, and spread them on a baking sheet. Roast in a preheated oven at 200°C (around 400°F) for 20-25 minutes, or until golden and crispy.

- **Sautéing**:

Slice the mushrooms and sauté them in butter or olive oil over medium heat. They're ready once they've turned a golden color and have a crispy edge.

- **In Soups and Stews**:

Add sliced mushrooms to your soups and stews. They give these dishes a delightful umami flavor and a satisfying texture.

**Storage Instructions:**

To maintain their freshness, store Black Pearl King Oyster mushrooms in a cool, dry place. They stay fresh for up to 14 days.

**Note**: Always clean the mushrooms thoroughly before cooking. Also, some people may have allergies to certain types of mushrooms. If you experience any adverse reactions after consuming them, please seek medical attention immediately. It's also recommended to consult with your healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet.

What we stock from Xotic

We stock many varieties of Exotic Mushrooms:

1. Lions Mane (Hericium coralloides)

2. Snow White Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)

3. Warm White Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)

4. Blue Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)

5. Butterscotch Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)

6. Pearl Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)

7. Golden Oyster Mushrooms (Yellow) (Pleurotus citrinopileatus)

8. Pink Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus djamor)

9 Chestnut Mushrooms (Pholiota adiposa)

10 King Oyster (Pleurotus eryngii)

11 Shiitake Mushrooms (3782)

12 Black Pearl King Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus Hybrid)

13. Pioppino Mushrooms (Agrocybe aegerita)


How to use Exotic Mushrooms

How to Use Exotic Mushrooms

Exotic mushrooms are an exceptionally versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into your diet in numerous ways. They carry a unique seafood-like flavor, making them a delightful addition to various recipes.

Cooking with Exotic Mushrooms:

- Sautéing: This is one of the simplest and most popular methods of cooking Lion's Mane. Slice the mushroom into thick pieces and sauté them in olive oil or butter over medium heat until they turn golden brown. Add salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs for additional flavor.

- Roasting: Toss the mushroom pieces in olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, then spread them out on a baking sheet. Roast at 200°C (around 400°F) for about 20-25 minutes until they're crispy and golden.

- Soups and Stews: Exotic mushrooms make a great addition to soups and stews. Add them at the same stage as you would other mushrooms, giving them ample time to release their unique flavor into the broth.

- Stir-Fries: With their meaty texture, Exotic mushrooms are a great addition to stir-fries. Slice them and add them to your stir-fry a few minutes before it's finished cooking, allowing them to soak up the flavors of the other ingredients.

Using Exotic Mushrooms as a Supplement:

Exotic mushrooms are often used as a health supplement due to their potential health benefits.

- Tinctures: A tincture can be made by steeping the mushroom in alcohol for several weeks. This helps to extract the beneficial compounds. The resulting liquid can be taken directly under the tongue or added to beverages.

- Powders: All Exotic Mushrooms can be dried and ground into a powder, which can then be added to smoothies, teas, or even sprinkled over food. This is a simple way to incorporate this beneficial mushroom into your daily diet.

Studies Supporting Lions Mane

1. Improvement of mild cognitive impairment by mycelium Hericium erinaceus:

This study examines the effects of Lion's Mane on mild cognitive impairment. The authors found that Lion's Mane could potentially improve cognitive function in humans.

Mori K, Inatomi S, Ouchi K, Azumi Y, Tuchida T. (2009). Improving effects of the mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus) on mild cognitive impairment: a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Phytother Res.

2. Reduction of depression and anxiety by Hericium erinaceus:

This study investigates the potential benefits of Lion's Mane in reducing depression and anxiety. The authors found that consuming Lion's Mane mushroom might have beneficial effects on mental health.

Nagano M, Shimizu K, Kondo R, Hayashi C, Sato D, Kitagawa K, Ohnuki K. (2010). Reduction of depression and anxiety by 4 weeks Hericium erinaceus intake. Biomed Res.

3. **Nerve Growth Factor-Inducing Activity of Hericium erinaceus**: This study examines the potential of Lion's Mane to induce the synthesis of nerve growth factor, which could have implications for diseases like Alzheimer's.

Kawagishi H, Ando M, Sakamoto H, Yoshida S, Ojima F, Ishiguro Y, Ukai N, Furukawa S. (1991). Hericenones C, D and E, stimulators of nerve growth factor (NGF)-synthesis, from the mushroom Hericium erinaceus. Tetrahedron Letters.

4. **Hericium erinaceus and Alzheimer's Disease**: This study looks at the potential benefits of Lion's Mane for Alzheimer's disease, finding that the mushroom could have neuroprotective effects.

Trovato, A., Siracusa, R., Di Paola, R., Scuto, M., Ontario, M. L., Bua, O., ... & Calabrese, V. (2016). Redox modulation of cellular stress response and lipoxin A4 expression by Hericium Erinaceus in rat brain: relevance to Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis. Immunity & Ageing.

5. **Anti-Fatigue Effects of Hericium erinaceus**: This study explores the potential of Lion's Mane to help combat fatigue, finding promising results that suggest the mushroom could have anti-fatigue properties.

Li IC, Lee LY, Tzeng TT, Chen WP, Chen YP, Shiao YJ, Chen CC. (2014). Evaluation of the toxicological safety of erinacine A-enriched Hericium erinaceus in a 28-day oral feeding study in rats. Food Chem Toxicol.

You can find these articles by searching the titles or authors in academic databases like Google Scholar, PubMed, or directly on the journal's website.

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