Peter, Taiwo Olagbemide and Tolulope, Adeola Ogunnusi (2015) PROXIMATE ANALYSIS AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF CORTINARIUS SPECIES. European Journal of Advanced Research in Biological and Life Sciences, 3 (3). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2056-5984

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Proximate study was conducted on a Cortinarius sp found on farmlands in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo state of Nigeria to ascertain its nutritional composition. The overall nutritional potential of the Cortinariusspecies was quite good and itshows that the species of mushroom is highly nutritive with crude protein 19.47%, carbohydrates, 48.60% and crude fibre 6.80%. It was however, observed the contents of the following were relatively low; zinc was 0.08mg/100g, riboflavin 0.08mg/100g and thiamine 0.07mg/100g. Potassium was highest and was 221.67mg/100g followed by calcium 183.33mg/100g. Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of varying quantities of alkaloids, saponins, tannins, oxalates, cyanogenic glycosides and phytates. These bioactive compounds may make it useful for therapeutic uses. This study shows that this mushroom has a great potential in complementing protein and minerals deficiencies prevalent in the developing countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cortinariusspecies, proximate analysis, therapeutic potential, bioactive, phytochemicals
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr. Victor Sebiotimo
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2019 12:13
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2019 12:13

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