Pink Oyster Nutritional Content and Health Benefits

Nutritional content: 1 cup (86 grams) of raw Pink Oyster Mushroom 

  • Calories: 28

  • Carbs: 5 grams

  • Protein: 3 grams

  • Fat: <1 gram

  • Fiber: 2 grams

  • Niacin: 27% of the Daily Value (DV)

  • Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5): 22% of the DV

  • Folate: 8% of the DV

  • Choline: 8% of the DV

  • Potassium: 8% of the DV

  • Iron: 6% of the DV

  • Phosphorus: 8% of the DV

  • Zinc: 6% of the DV

Potential Health Benefits

Source of antioxidants: Oyster mushrooms are a good source of antioxidants. According to test-tube and animal research, they may protect against cellular damage

Heart health: Some research suggests that eating oyster mushrooms may reduce heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure and cholesterol

May promote blood sugar regulation: Studies in people with and without diabetes have found that oyster mushrooms may improve blood sugar levels and other aspects of health when taken as a supplement or consumed as part of the diet.

Immune-supportive benefits: Researchers have speculated that certain extracts from oyster mushrooms may support immune health.

Oyster mushrooms may have anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and gut health-promoting properties.

Interesting Fact: Penn State reviewed 17 cancer research studies of 19,500 individuals and concluded that just 18 grams (1/4 cup) of fresh mushrooms a day can reduce your risk of cancer by 45%!!