Volume 17 Part 1 Article 75: Nutritional Value of Shiitake Strains [Lentinula edodes (Berk.) Pegler] Cultivated on Logs of Eucalyptus grandis

Volume 17 Part 1 Article 75
Year 2008
Title: Nutritional Value of Shiitake Strains [Lentinula edodes (Berk.) Pegler] Cultivated on Logs of Eucalyptus grandis
Authors: Meire Cristina Nogueira de Andrade, Marli Teixeira de Almeida Minhoni, João Kopytowski Filho and Diego Cunha Zied

Abstract:

Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) is a high quality food, being rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and low in salts, calories and fats. However, the nutritional value of this species varies according to different factors such as strain, developmental stage of the mushroom, substrate used for cultivation and post-harvest processing.

Even with the importance the mushrooms can play as food, there is a lack of research on nutritional characterization of L. edodes when cultivated on Eucalyptus logs, once the researches in this area are usually performed with mushrooms grown in sawdust based substrate added of other supplements such as wheat mill, soybean meal and rice bran.

The objective of this research was to characterize and compare the nutritional value of whole fruiting body and parts (cap and stem) of eight strains of L. edodes (LE-95/01, LE- 95/02, LE-95/07, LE-96/17, LE-96/18, LE-98/47, LE-98/55 and LE-96/13) grown on logs of Eucalipytus grandis.

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