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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2023, Volume: 16, Issue: Special Issue 1, Pages: 89-94

Original Article

Pleurotus giganteus as a Valuable Source of Nutrients

Received Date:23 January 2023, Accepted Date:09 June 2023, Published Date:06 September 2023


Objectives: The present study aims to identify and evaluate the chemical composition of young and matured sporocarps of Pleurotus giganteus. Methods: Wild edible mushroom, Pleurotus giganteus was collected during the monsoon season in 2021 from Reiek Tlang, Mizoram. The collected sample was cleaned, oven dried at 45◦C and finely powdered and stored in a tightly stoppered bottle for further analysis. Findings: The nutrient profiles revealed that the sample is generally rich in protein and carbohydrates with low-fat content and contained considerable amounts of minerals but lower toxic metal contents and can be used as a natural food source without any health risk which is vital in supplementing nutrition to mankind. Novelty: This study provides information regarding the nutritive quality of P. giganteus and can be used as a reference for food compositional data.

Keywords: Mushrooms; Mizoram; Nutritional value; Fruit body; Nutrients; Molecular identification


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© 2023 Thachunglura et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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