International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
Proximate analysis and simultaneous mineral profiling of five selected wild commercial mushroom as a potential nutraceutical
Author(s): Shahnaz Salamat, Muhammad Shahid and Jawayria Najeeb
Abstract: Compositional analysis and mineral quantization of five elected mushrooms Lentinus edodes, Pleurotus ostreatus, Volvariella volvacea, Pleurotus eryngii and Ganoderma lucidum from the region of Faisalabad was carried out for investigating their nutritional efficacy and pharmaceutical value. It was established that vast amount of biomolecule content such as protein, carbohydrates and fibers was present in the flesh of the examined mushrooms. Maximum concentration of protein was observed in the specimens of V. volvacea and L. edodes while P. eryngii contained highest carbohydrate content. Lower fat content established these mushrooms to be falling under the tab of low-caloric diet. Mineral profiling revealed these specimens to be highly enriched with macronutrient (Ca, Mg and P) as well as micronutrient (Cu, Zn, Mn and Fe) minerals. Overview of acquired results elucidated that these edible mushrooms could be considered as a valuable good quality nutritional dietary supplement for addressing certain malnutrition ailments. The potential implications of this analysis were also discussed for providing an estimation of their viable benefits to the consumers.
Pages: 297-303 | 963 Views 25 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shahnaz Salamat, Muhammad Shahid, Jawayria Najeeb. Proximate analysis and simultaneous mineral profiling of five selected wild commercial mushroom as a potential nutraceutical. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(3):297-303.