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ANTIOXIDANT PROFILE OF SELECTED HERBS IN COMPARISON TO MUSHROOMS

Article Id: ARCC998 | Page : 122 - 125
Citation :- ANTIOXIDANT PROFILE OF SELECTED HERBS IN COMPARISON TO MUSHROOMS.Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2011.(30):122 - 125
Tapasya Anand and Rashmi Kapoor
Address : Department of Home Science, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur – 515 001, India

Abstract

Mushrooms are gaining importance on account of the term medicinal properties. The use of mushrooms as antioxidants owing to their profile viz., polysaccharides, lectins, isothiocynates, protein, vitamins, minerals etc. is becoming more popular. The antioxidants of certain herbs have also received wide recognition. Therefore, the present study attempts to evaluate the antioxidant profile of two mushrooms viz., Calocybe indica and Agaricus bisporus in relation to certain herbs. The study includes the assessment of antioxidant enzymes catalase, peroxidase, glutathione peroxidase, ascorbate oxidase, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, reduced glutathione and vitamin C. The levels of antioxidant enzymes and reduced glutathione were found to be highest in mushroom samples in comparison to studied herbs. Among the herbs Cymbopagon citrates exhibited the highest levels of vitamin C in comparison to mushrooms. The overall study revealed substantial levels of antioxidants in mushrooms in comparison with studied herbs.

Keywords

Antioxidants Calocybe indica Agaricus bisporus Cymbopagon citrates Mushrooms.

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