18. King Trumpet
King trumpet is the one of the largest species of the oyster mushrooms. These mushrooms are relatively common and are sometimes sold in trays wrapped in cellophane. The mushrooms have a pretty long shelf life and they can stay fresh in the fridge for upwards of a week, which is much more than most other varieties. Unlike other types of oyster mushrooms the stems of king trumpets can be eaten without issue.
17. Lion's Mane AKA bears's Head Tooth
It’s pretty easy to see where the lion’s mane mushroom got its name from, and the mushroom certainly does stand out. Once it has been cooked the texture of the mushroom is similar to seafood. This makes it valuable as a substitute for meat in vegetarian dishes. The mushroom is cultivated commercially and can often be found in stores specializing in Asian grocery products. There has been growing interest in this mushroom for medicinal compounds, including the potential to improve memory.
16. Abalone AKA King Oyster
King oyster mushrooms have some similarities to the king trumpet mushrooms, especially in terms of how the mushroom types are cooked. In both cases first marinating the mushroom is one of the most effective ways to use the mushroom in cooking. However one difference is that in king oyster mushrooms the mushroom cap is tan colored and blends together with the edible stem, which makes up the bulk of the mushroom.