Benefits of eating king oyster(Pleurotus eryngii)

Recently king oyster is more and more popular in European countries. Most residence are curious about this exotic mushroom when they see it the first time, what is this? How to cook this king of mushroom? And what benefits can we get from king oyster? Now let’s get to know it!

King oyster, which is also well known with another name Eryngii, is a common mushroom in Asian countries like China, Japan and South Korea. It could be kept in refrigerator up tp two weeks, which is much longer than other mushrooms. After cooking, it has a tender and thick taste - like meat to some extent, especially after cooking.

Benefits of eating king oyster(Pleurotus eryngii)2
Benefits of eating king oyster(Pleurotus eryngii)1

King oyster contains a variety of vitamins and trace elements. The nutritional components of 100g pleurotus eryngii are as follows:

Carbohydrates: 8.3 g

Phosphorus: 66 mg

Protein: 1.3 g

Sodium: 3.5 mg

Fat: 0.1 g

Calcium: 13 mg

Dietary fiber: 2.1 g

Magnesium: 9 mg

Vitamin E: 0.6 mg

Iron: 0.5 mg

Riboflavin: 0.14 g

Manganese: 0,04 mg

Thiamine: 0.03 mg

Copper: 0.06 mg

Folic acid: 42.9 ug

Zinc: 0.39 mg

Niacin: 3.68 mg

Selenium: 1.8 ug

Potassium: 242 mg

Calories:31 kcal

The benefits of king oyster on the human body are as below:
1. Lowering blood lipids, lowering blood pressure
Eating king oyster can soften and protect blood vessels, reduce the deposition of cholesterol in the blood, thereby reducing the body's blood lipids and blood pressure.
2. Lower blood sugar
The polysaccharides contained in king oyster have a preventive effect on hyperglycemia, which can improve the tolerance of glucose and reduce blood sugar. Therefore, diabetics can consume king oyster in moderation.
3. Promote digestion
Eating king oyster can promote the secretion of gastric acid, thereby speeding up the digestion of food, and it is helpful for people who accumulate food.
4. Improve immunity
king oyster is rich in protein, and there are 18 kinds of amino acids produced by the decomposition of its protein, including 8 kinds of amino acids necessary for the human body, and the amino acids produced after decomposition are the main components of white blood cells and antibodies, so eating king oyster can mprove the body's immunity and the body's resistance to external adverse factors. It is a nutritious food suitable for people with weak physique and sub-healthy people.
5. Prevent constipation
king oyster is rich in dietary fiber, and dietary fiber can promote intestinal peristalsis and promote defecation.
6. Lose weight
king oyster contains lower calories and is popular among dieters.

Post time: Jun-25-2020

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