Volume 19 Part 1 Article 86: Effect of Pulsed Electric Fields on Proximate Composition and Bioactive Compounds in Mushrooms Cultivated in La Rioja, Spain

Volume 19 Part 1 Article 86
Year 2016
Title: Effect of Pulsed Electric Fields on Proximate Composition and Bioactive Compounds in Mushrooms Cultivated in La Rioja, Spain
Author: Mónica Mendiola Lanao, Vanessa Grifoll García, Irene Roncero Ramos, Margarita Pérez Clavijo, Cristina Delgado Andrade, Olga Martín Belloso

Abstract:
Mushrooms are a good source of health-related compounds, such as β-glucans, dietary fibre and antioxidants, without-providing calories to the human diet. On the other hand, pulsed electric field (PEF) is a nonthermal technology that could activate the secondary metabolism of cell tissues leading to an increase of these bioactive compounds.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of PEF technology on the proximate composition, β-glucan and dietary fibre contents as well as the antioxidant activity in the fruiting bodies of five mushroom species cultivated in La Rioja (Spain): Agaricus bisporus, Pleurotus ostreatus, Pleurotus eryngii, Lentinula edodes and Ganoderma lucidum.

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