Article Id: ARCC716 | Page : 195 - 198
Citation :- DETERMINATION OF IN VITRO FUNCTIONAL EFFICACY OF FIBER ISOLATE FROM MUSHROOMS .Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2012.(31):195 - 198
Tapasya Anand and Rashmi Kapoor
Address : Department of Home Science, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur- 515 001, India


Mushrooms are gaining importance on account of their excellent nutritional and medicinal properties. A number of polysaccharides have been isolated from mushrooms and their chemical structures have been determined. Commercial importance of fungal polysaccharides has attracted attention in the field of functional foods. The present study was undertaken to determine the fiber profile mushrooms and to study the fat-binding and swelling capacities of isolated fiber fractions from mushroom. Calocybe indica was found to contain good profile of carbohydrates with higher content of acid detergent fiber, neutral detergent fiber, hemicellulose and pectin. The functional efficacy of mushroom fiber was found equivalent to soluble fiber sample.


In vitro Fiber isolate Mushrooms.


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