Chukunda and Nnadi Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8 (7), pp. 138-144, July 2018. ISSN: 2276-7770 Research Article Manuscript Number: 050918068 (DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2018.7.050918068) Identification and Evaluation of Nutrient Compositions of Two Wild Edible Mushrooms in Oduoha-Emohua Forest, Rivers State CHUKUNDA F. A. & NNADI P. C. Department of Forestry and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Abstract 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 citrinopileatus (Hilber, O) Singer and Pleurotus tuber-regium (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 tuber-regium 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. Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – EPUB] Post-review Rundown View/get involved, click [Post-Review Page] References Adejumo TO and Awosanya OH (2005). Proximate and mineral composition of four edible mushroom species from south western Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology, 4(10): 1084-1088. Adejumo TO Coker ME and Akinmoladun VO (2015). Identification and evaluation of nutritional status of some edible and medicinal mushrooms in Akoko Area Ondo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 4 (4): 1011-1025. 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