Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) are one of the most versatile mushrooms. They are easy to cultivate and common all over the world. They are also very beautiful with a broad spectrum of colors. Researchers in Mexico have shown that oyster mushrooms can break down disposable diapers. Oyster mushrooms produce the cholesterol lowering drug lovastatin to cure heart diseases. It is rich in Vitamin C and B complex with the protein content. It has most of the mineral salts required to the human body. The quantity of niacin is about ten times higher than any other vegetables.
A few units of these mushrooms are cultivating commercially for export market. Cultivation of this mushroom on commercial basis would be more profitable as compared to white button mushroom if the capita costs would be low.
How Bengal Nursery Sell and Manage Them:
Bengal Nursery has limited targeted customers and locations. Targeted customers are herbal medicine makers, hotels in large area, dry mushroom exporters, health drink companies and households. Targeted location is all the regions of Barrackpore to Shyambazar in West Bengal. It is one of the leading Oyster and Milky mushrooms suppliers in West Bengal. From garden to kitchen, all steps are observed by the experts with the franchise by the Government of West Bengal.
Strategy for Fresh Mushroom:
The mycelium, little mushroom-heads start popping out of the soil and develop to its full size within 10 days. Whenever the mushroom-caps separate totally from their stems, they may be ready to be farmed. When they are to be kept in refrigerator should be covered with blotting paper. Oyster mushrooms can remain fresh for maximum 20 days.
Strategy for Dry Mushrooms:
There is 1 year validity with assured guarantee in case of dry mushroom selling. Bengal Nursery is one of the massive suppliers of best quality dried mushrooms. It is both used in the domestic market as well as exported. The dried mushrooms are in the first choice of all health conscious people worldwide for immense health benefits.