EFFECT OF DIFFERENT DRYING METHODS ON THE NUTRITIONAL QUALITY OF AN EDIBLE MUSHROOM-Pleurotus sajor-caju WIDELY CONSUMED IN NIGERIA

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Published: 2018-06-02

Page: 42-46


ADEDEJI O. ADEBIYI

Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

AYODELE A. OYEDEJI *

Department of Biological Sciences, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Nigeria and Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY, UK

PATRICK O. TEDELA

Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The nutritional quality of P. sajor-caju, an edible mushroom subjected to different drying methods was determined. Fresh samples of the mushroom were subjected to three common drying methods namely shade drying, oven drying and smoking. The dried samples and the control (fresh) were analyzed for  proximate, mineral and vitamin compositions. Results revealed that the different drying methods enhanced and retained all the nutritional characteristics of the edible mushroom except moisture content which reduced significantly in the dried samples. Significant reductions were observed in the vitamins A and C contents of the mushroom using all the drying methods. Smoking was found most suitable among  the drying methods as it was able to retain most of the nutritional composition of the mushroom. However, shade drying is recommended to preserve the carbohydrate as well as vitamins A and C content of the mushroom.

Keywords: Nutritional quality, drying methods, proximate composition, mineral composition, vitamins, mushroom


How to Cite

ADEBIYI, A. O., OYEDEJI, A. A., & TEDELA, P. O. (2018). EFFECT OF DIFFERENT DRYING METHODS ON THE NUTRITIONAL QUALITY OF AN EDIBLE MUSHROOM-Pleurotus sajor-caju WIDELY CONSUMED IN NIGERIA. Journal of Advances in Food Science & Technology, 5(2), 42–46. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JAFSAT/article/view/3746

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