The effect of sodium selenate application on growth of the fruiting bodies in the first flush of mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm


Authors: Marcel Golian, Alžbeta Hegedűsová, Marianna Trochcová, Eva Szabová and Ondrej Hegedűs

Volume/Issue: Volume 21: Issue 1

Published online: 24 Aug 2018

Pages: 25–29



Pleurotus spp. is in the top three of the most widely grown mushrooms in the world production. It is known that mushrooms are able to accumulate most of the substances found in the culture medium very well. Selenium is a significant antioxidant and plays a very important role in the prevention of various types of diseases. This paper points to the possibility of enriching the culture medium of Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm. with inorganic selenium. The aim is to obtain a biologically active food applicable to wide population nutrition. Using such foods as nutraceuticals can make a significant contribution to the positive influence of human health.

Keywords: Pleurotus ostreatus, nutraceutical, selenium, fortification



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