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Nutritional and Medicinal Values of mushroom

Nutritional and Medicinal Values of mushroom

Nutritional and Medicinal Values of mushroom Today, the popularity of mushrooms is due not only to their culinary value but also to their potential as a source of protein that can enrich human diets especially in some developing countries where meat may be rare and expensive. Mushrooms contain more protein …

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History of Mushroom Cultivation in India

Cultivation of edible mushrooms in India is recent origin, though methods of cultivation for some were known for many years. The important developments in the cultivation of edible mushrooms are as below: 1886 :Some specimens of mushrooms were grown by N.W. Newton and exhibited at the annual show of Agriculture, …

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History of Mushroom cultivation

The consumption of mushroom by man probably predates recorded history, and the historical record is an indeed ancient one. The historical records of the intentional cultivation of several important edible mushrooms are shown in Table 1. It is estimated that the first mushroom was cultivated around 600 A.D. This was …

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Morphology of mushroom

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Mushrooms can be defined as “a macro-fungus with distinctive fruiting bodies, epigeous or hypogeous, large enough to be seen with naked eyes and picked up by the hands”. The mushroom fruiting body may be umbrella like or of various other shapes, size and colour. Commonly it consists of a cap …

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Mushroom-an introduction

Mushroom is a saprophytic fungus that grows on dead and decaying organic matter. Due to the absence of chlorophyll, it is unable to synthesize its own food and hence is dependent upon the organic matter/substrate for food. The first record of cultivation of mushroom dates back to the reign of …

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