Oyster mushrooms are one of the most common mushrooms used by chef's world wide. oysters have a nice attractive colors (pink, yellow, creamy, white, black, brown etc) which tend to darken from light to dark in color as the mushroom matures. Oyster mushrooms are delicious with high medicinal properties. Mushrooms you can find in grocer stores.
Oyster mushrooms are naturally high in lovastatin, a drug approved by the FDA for lowering "bad" cholesterol and raising "good" cholesterol. Higher concentrations of lovastatin are in the caps then the stems, more concentrated on the mature gills, and especially in the spores.