Chukunda And Nnadi


Chukunda and Nnadi

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8 (7), pp. 138-144, July 2018.

ISSN: 2276-7770  

Research Article

Manuscript Number: 050918068




Identification and
Evaluation of Nutrient Compositions of Two Wild Edible Mushrooms in
Oduoha-Emohua Forest, Rivers State





 Department of Forestry and
Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt,



The objective of the work was to identify and evaluate
the proximate compositions of two wild edible mushrooms collected from
Oduoha-Emohua forest.  Two wild edible mushrooms were collected and
identified using the habitat, macro-morphological characteristics such as
colour, cap length, stipe length and fresh fruit body weight.  The
mushrooms identified include; Pleurotus
 (Hilber, O)
Singer and Pleurotus
 (Fr.) Singer.
The Experiment was laid out in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with four
replicates. Results of proximate compositions of the two wild edible mushrooms
collected, indicated that there was significant difference (P 0.05) in crude
protein (5.99), total carbohydrate (31.24), moisture content (4.56), crude
fibre (42.62), and total lipids (3.18) in the two Pleurotus species.  Percentage crude
protein of Pleurotus citrinopileatus was significantly higher
(11.76%±0.72). However, Pleurotus
 had the highest
nutrient values in total carbohydrate, moisture content, total lipids and total
ash (3.45). Data collected were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA) and
the mean separation was done using Duncan Multiple Range Test (DMRT) at the
probability of 5% and mean of standard deviation. It is recommended therefore,
that the production and consumption of these wild mushrooms identified
especially Pleurotus citrinopileatus can generate income as well as improve
the nutrient values when consumed regularly as food item


Keywords: Proximate
compositions, wild edible mushrooms, nutrient values, macro-morphological
characteristics, Oduoha-Emohua forest.

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