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2013
Volume 16
Issue 4
Topic:
Horticulture
ELECTRONIC
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Ndamitso M. , Abulude F. 2013. NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT OF SOME MUSHROOM SPECIES, EJPAU 16(4), #11.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume16/issue4/abs-11.html

NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT OF SOME MUSHROOM SPECIES

M.M. Ndamitso, F.O. Abulude
Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

 

ABSTRACT

The aim of this paper was to determine the proximate, minerals and phytate compositions
of selected mushroom samples (Lentinus subnudus (M1), Chlorophyllum
molybdities
(M2), Volvariella esculenta (M3), Coprinus
atramentarius
(M4), Pleurotus
ostreatus
(M5), Termitomyces microcarpus (M6)
and Pleurotus
pulmonarius
(M7)
using standard methods of analyses. The mean of some of the results are: Crude
protein:á 9.1±0.15 – 13.80±0.15%, Crude fibre: 4.15±0.02 – 7.08±0.59%,
Na: 177±2.56 – 910±2.56 mg/100 g, P: 480±2.31 – 884±2.43
mg/100 g and I: 12.60±0.20 – 18.00±0.20 mg/100 g. Phytate
phosphorus: 0.64±0.20 – 1.39±0.20 (mg/100 g). From the results
obtained, it is deduced that the mushroom species under this study are good sources
of protein, fibre and average in minerals. It is gratifying to note that the
heavy metals are below the recommended levels.

Key words: Mushroom species, food, protein, minerals, phytate, Akure, Nigeria.


M.M. Ndamitso
Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria


F.O. Abulude
Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

email: sedinst@yahoo.com

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