Facebook Twitter Linkedin
HOME btn ABOUT US btn JOURNALS btn AUTHORS btn CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS btn SEARCH btn CONTACT US  
  home bred bred bred bred bred bred bred  
   LIST OF ACADEMIA JOURNALS
btn Academia Journal of Biotechnology
btn Journal of Business and Economic     Management
btn  Academia Journal of Medicinal Plants
btn Academia Journal of Environmental     Sciences
btn Academia Journal of Agricultural     Research
btn Academia Journal of Educational     Research
btn Academia Journal of Food Research
btn Academia Journal of Scientific     Research
btn Academia Journal of Microbiology    Research
btn  Engineering and Technology
btn Academia Journal of Pharmacy and     Pharmacology
btn Medicine and Medical Sciences
 
   USEFUL LINKS

Classifications

  1. Acad. J. Microbiol. Res.

Article

Related Articles

  1. Google Scholar

  2. PubMed

 

 


ajmr-banner

Research Article

Academia Journal of Microbiology Research 4(4): 057-061, April 2016
DOI: 10.15413/ajmr.2016.0106
ISSN: 2315-7771
©2016 Academia Publishing


Abstract


Nutritional and Antinutritional Characteristics of an edible fungus, Pleorotus tuber regium.
 

Accepted 3rd March, 2016

 

W. Braide1, P.B. Lugbe2, R.N. Nwaoguikpe4, E.E. Mike-Anosike 1, S.C. Onyewenjo3, C.V. Uzoh1, I. J. Akien-Alli2 and S.A Adeleye1 .


1Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. 2Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori, Rivers State, Nigeria. 3Department of Biology/ Microbiology, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

4Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B 1526, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.


*Corresponding author e-mail: wesleybraide2005@yahoo.com. Tel: +234-080-3710-0964.

 

 

The nutritional and anti-nutritional compositions of an edible mushroom, Pleorotus tuber regium was investigated using standard methods. High contents of carbohydrate and protein suggest gross energy and ability to avert malnutrition resulting from insufficient proteins in the diets of humans. The presence of crude fibre and ash is significant in aiding bowel movement and minerals in the body respectively. High moisture may prone the product to spoilage by micro-organisms especially moulds. Phytochemicals such as oxalate, alkaloids and phytic acids are present and could be responsible for the antimicrobial activities previously reported. All the samples contained amino acids and minerals such as zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium. Amino acids aids in the synthesis of proteins whereas minerals helps to maintain electrolyte balance, neuro-transmission and development of strong bones and teeth. It is therefore recommended that while consumption of the products should be encouraged because of its nutrients and phytochemical properties, good manufacturing practice (GMP) and safe storage conditions should be enforced to reduce risk associated with mycotoxins produced by moulds.

Key words: Nutritional, anti-nutritional, edible fungus.
 

This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

 

Cite this article as:
Braide W, Lugbe PB, Nwaoguikpe RN, Mike-Anosike EE, Onyewenjo SC, Uzoh CV, Akien-Alli IJ, Adeleye SA (2016). Nutritional and Antinutritional Characteristics of an edible fungus, Pleorotus tuber regium. Acad. J. Microbiol. Res. 4(4): 057-061. 

Copyright © 2016 Academia Publishing. All rights reserved
 Hosted by TUCOWS DOMAINS INC. Canada.