Golden oyster mushroom (Pleurotus citrinopileatus) is native to subtropical China and southeastern Japan, where it grows wild in spring and summer on old stumps or fallen trunks of oak, beech, elm, and other broadleaf trees. Its artificial cultivation has been increasing over the years and commercially it has gained great acceptance in the European and US markets.
The so-called “golden oyster mushroom”, or “horn of plenty”, is one of the most beautiful mushrooms that can be grown. This mushroom grows rapidly and forms clusters of vibrant yellow caps. They are rare to see in the supermarket due to their delicate consistency that gives them a short shelf life.
Preliminary studies suggest that Golden oyster:
Has a high content of antioxidants
Helps control cholesterol and obesity
Contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substances
Helps protect skin health
Benefits the immune system
Is effective against some kinds of disease-causing bacteria types