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Nutritional value of some edible Mushrooms from egbe farmland, West Yagba Local Government Area, Kogi State, Nigeria

Adedayo, M. R. and Olasehinde, G. I and Ajayi, A. A. (2010) Nutritional value of some edible Mushrooms from egbe farmland, West Yagba Local Government Area, Kogi State, Nigeria. African Journal of Food Science, 4 (4).

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Abstract

Studies were carried out on four different Species of wild mushrooms: Lentinus subnudus, Chlorophyllum molybditis, Marasmus species and Pleurotus tuberregium. The fungal species were analyzed for their nutritional compositions, biological and Structural characteristics. The fungal species were rich in proteins (amino acids) and carbohydrates. The fibres contained in the different species were also good sources of roughages. Moreover, their low acidity confirms their edibility. This study strongly recommends the commercialization of mushroom production as a means of additional source of protein requirements and income to the people in the developing economy of Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 17:50
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2015 17:50
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4942

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