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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Phytochemical and Antinutrients Evaluation of Oxyporus Populinus
by J. E. Asuquo and E. E. Etim

Phytochemical and antinutrients analyses of the mushroom, Oxyporus Populinus fruiting bodies were carried out to ascertain its edibility and inedibility status and possible utilization. The phytochemical screening result showed the presence of sterols and triterpenes in large amounts: alkaloids, tannins, saponins and phlobatannins in moderate amounts; as well as carbohydrate and flavonoids in trace amounts. The antinutrients analysis revealed the presence of tannins (10.14+_ 0.15 mg), soluble oxalate (22.89+_ 0.02 mg),insoluble oxalate (140 +_ 0.09 mg/100g), phytate ( 61.60+_0.09 mg/100g),insoluble oxalate (79.20+_0.09 mg/ 100g) and hydrogen cyanide (13.54+_0.03 mg/100g) in minute quantities below the lethal doses. However, Oxyporus populinus may be inedible due to its fibrous nature and possible presence of toxins not determined in this study. There is dearth on available literature on the phytochemical, nutrients and antinutrients composition and values of Oxyporus populinus. This paper is therefore aimed at investigating the phytochemical and antinutrients parameters of Oxyporus populinus with a view of filling the information gap. The relevance of these findings are also discussed.
Keywords: mushroom, oxyporus populinus, phytochemicals, antinutrients, lethal dose
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