Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2016)
Proximate and mineral compositions of edible mushroom Agrocybe aegerita
Author(s): Nagalakshmi Muthu, Krishnakumari Shanmugasundaram
Abstract: The proximate and mineral compositions of edible mushrooms species Agrocybe aegerita. The aim of the study was to assess the nutritional qualities of the mushrooms. The results of the analysis indicated that the mushrooms are good sources of moisture (92.36%) fat (0.20 mg/100g), crude fiber (8.05 mg/100g) and ash (1.22 mg/100g). The result also showed that the mushrooms are also good sources of nutritionally important mineral elements including iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and sodium, but low in Selenium, Manganese and Magnesium. These nutrients varied widely among the mushroom species. Based on the results of this study, we report here that these mushroom species are nutritionally good and need to be popularized in the study area through artificial cultivation to reduce shortage of nutrient supply in the region.
How to cite this article:
Nagalakshmi Muthu, Krishnakumari Shanmugasundaram. Proximate and mineral compositions of edible mushroom Agrocybe aegerita. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2016; 5(1): 116-119.