Original Research Article
Year: 2015 | Month: May | Volume: 2 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 217-222
Proximate and Antinutrient Content of Pleurotus Ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm Found In Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Okon, Okon Godwin; Udoakah, Obongodot Nkereuwem
Department of Botany and Ecological Studies, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom - Nigeria.
Corresponding Author: Okon, Okon Godwin
Nutritional evaluation of Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm found in Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria was analyzed in this work for the nutrients present in the edible mushroom; Pleurotus ostreatus as well as the antinutrients present. These antinutrients include Tannins, Phytate, Oxalate, and Hydrogen Cyanin which when in high quantity can cause health hazards to humans such as poor protein digestibility and reduction in growth. This work, however, showed that antinutrients occur in moderate amounts in Pleurotus ostreatus. The difference in the structure of these mushrooms is as a result of the differences in the environmental conditions and the substrate.
Keywords: Antinutrients, Hydrogen Cyanin, Oxalate, Pleurotus ostreatus, Proximate and Tannin.