Studies on Nutritional and Anti-Nutritional Profiles of Five Species of Mushroom Found in Anambra State, South Eastern, Nigeria

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
© 2020 by IJBTT Journal
Volume - 10 Issue - 1                          
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Dr (Mrs) BridgetChinweude Ilechukwu, Prof.C.O.B.Okoye
DOI :  10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V10I1P601


MLA Style:Dr (Mrs) BridgetChinweude Ilechukwu, Prof.C.O.B.Okoye "Studies on Nutritional and Anti-Nutritional Profiles of Five Species of Mushroom Found in Anambra State, South Eastern, Nigeria" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 10.1 (2020): 1-9.

APA Style:Dr (Mrs) BridgetChinweude Ilechukwu, Prof.C.O.B.Okoye(2020). Studies on Nutritional and Anti-Nutritional Profiles of Five Species of Mushroom Found in Anambra State, South Eastern, Nigeria. International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 10(1), 1-9.


Five species of wild mushrooms namely Termitomycesrobustus, Agaricusbisporus, Amanita phalaoides, Amanita verosa and Pleutotus tuberregiumwere studied. They were collected from eleven places in four local government areas of Anambra State, South-Eastern, Nigeria. Standard analytical methods were employed in this research to obtain the proximate compositions, vitamin C content, mineral composition and anti-nutritional factors (phytic acid, hydrocyanide, and tannins). The moisture content (MC) ranged from 81.23 % to 97.10 %. MC value was highest in the Amanita phalaoides (97.10 %) and lowest in the Agaricusbisporus (81.23 %). Average crude protein (CP) ranged from 8.50 % to 24.18 % while crude fibre (CF) contents ranged from 2.20 % to 11.43 %. Carbohydrate content ranged from 21-69 % while fat content ranged from 1-6 %. Mineral composition indicated appreciable amounts of Fe ranged from154-684 mg/kg, Mg 476-191 mg/kg, Ca 83-545 mg/kg,K 167-934 mg/kg,Na152-777 mg/kg, Cu 0-1.0 mg/kg, Co 0-1.52 mg/kg, Pb 3-5 mg/kg, Zn 25-61 mg/kg, Cd3-6 mg/kg, Ni 1-16 mg/kg and Mn 8- 24 mg/kg. Vitamin C content was very low (0- 0.15 mg/100g) in all the species. Phytic acid content ranged from 0.01-0.70 mg/100g, Hydrocyanic acid from 0.02– 0.21 mg/100g, and tannins ranged from 0.12 to 0.27 mg/100g, these are low to give adverse effect


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Nutrient composition, Anti-nutrients, edible and non-edible Mushrooms, Anambra State, South Eastern, Nigeria.