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J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Jul 27;53(15):5997-6002.

On the chemical composition and nutritional value of pleurotus taxa growing on umbelliferous plants (apiaceae).

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  • 1Istituto di Fisiologia e Nutrizione Umana, Via Augusto Elia 3, I-90127 Palermo, Italy.


Unpublished data on the chemical composition and nutritional value of Pleurotus mushrooms, growing on Umbelliferous plants (Apiaceae), are here reported. Cultivated basidiomata of four different Pleurotus taxa were analyzed in order to evaluate the composition in lipids, sugars, nitrogen, water, vitamins, ashes, and energetic values. The results showed that Pleurotus mushrooms are suitable in every type of diet thanks to their low caloric content, gastronomic value, vitamins, and mineral salt contents. The presence of a high content of vitamin B(12) and riboflavin in Pleurotus nebrodensis is noteworthy.

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