Since ECOPONICS’ launch of our new science programme, “Learning Science Through Mushroom Growing” with Grey Oyster Mushrooms, we’ve had numerous positive feedback with schools telling us that they enjoyed the mushroom growing class and are very happy to receive the mushroom grow kits during the lesson.
The growkit that each and every student will receive allows students to grow their very own mushrooms thanks to Mushroom Kingdom! You might be wondering what exactly are the benefits of these mushrooms. Therefore, in this article, we will discuss the benefits of grey oyster mushrooms.
Benefit #1: Fights Bad Cholesterol
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Grey oyster mushrooms contain lovastatin, a cholesterol-lowering molecule which is known to help fight bad cholesterol in your body. Bad cholesterol can be extremely detrimental to health, especially in excessive amounts as it can plague your vital organs and in return cause cardiovascular problems.
Benefit #2: Improves Immunity
Did you know that Grey Oyster Mushrooms are used as a natural antibiotic during ancient times? They help to improve the immune system as they are rich in vitamins and minerals that your body needs. If you are unwilling to spend on vitamin supplements in pharmacies, they are a natural alternative and they can be harvested naturally with the grow kits!
Benefit #3: Prevents Constipation
Find yourself having a tough time at the toilet? This probably means that you do not have enough fiber in your body! Grey Oyster Mushrooms are similar to the vegetables you eat. They are rich in dietary fibre which helps prevent constipation as it improves your intestinal health!
Benefit #4: Grey Oyster Mushrooms Are Good for weight management
If you are weight-conscious and would like to reduce a few kilos, try incorporating grey oyster mushroom into your diet. They are very low in calories, thus indulging in them is not really a bad idea after all. However just a disclaimer: do eat everything in moderation!
(BONUS TIP): Your Mushroom Growkit can be used for compost.
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Did you know that after 2-3 rounds of growing your mushroom growkit, the bags can be used for compost? Not only you are doing yourself a favour, you are also doing Mother Earth a huge favour and your plants will be ever so thankful!
To sum it all up in a nutshell, these grey oyster mushrooms have numerous benefits as shown in the article. While the Mushroom Growing workshop allows students to learn about fungi and science of mushrooms, the students get to grow these mushrooms which are extremely nutritious and delicious.
Now that you’ve learnt about the benefits of grey oyster mushrooms, how about signing up for our “Learning Science Through Growing Mushroom” programme? To make an enquiry about the programme, do drop us an email at [email protected]!