Edible Mushrooms: Chemical Composition And Nutritional Value by Pavel Kala

Edible Mushrooms: Chemical Composition And Nutritional Value

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Edible Mushroomsprovides an advanced overview of the chemical composition and nutritional properties of nearly all species of culinary mushrooms. This unique compendium gathers all current literature, which has beendispersed as fragmentary information until now.

The book is broken into five parts covering chemical and nutrient composition, taste and flavor components as well as health stimulating and potentially detrimental effects. Appendices provide helpful quick references on abbreviations, common names of mushrooms, fatty acid profiles, and an index of mushroom species. Mycologists, nutrition researchers, mushroom cultivators and distributors, and food and neutraceutical processors will benefit from this sweeping overview of edible mushrooms.



  • Thoroughly explores the chemical composition and nutritional value of both cultivated and wild growing mushroom species.
  • Gathers all the information available on mushroom compounds in order providing an easy comparison of nutritional properties and bioactive compounds.
  • Includes hundreds of current references allowing you to further your exploration of the topic by reviewing the detailed data in the primary literature.

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Professor Kala has been researching Edible Mushroom chemistry for over 40 years and has been publishing reviews and articles on the topic in the 1990´s. Encouraged by the citations of researchers studying related topics, Pavel Kala is excited to share all of the gathered knowledge on the topic of edible mushroom chemistry together in t...
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Title:Edible Mushrooms: Chemical Composition And Nutritional ValueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 26, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128044551

ISBN - 13:9780128044551

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Proximate Composition and Nutrients

Chapter 3. Minor Constituents

Chapter 4. Health-Stimulating Compounds and Effects

Chapter 5. Detrimental Compounds and Effects

Chapter 6. Conclusions