Nutritional and biochemical analysis of Craterellus odoratus: Rare Chanterelle Basidiomycetes from Similipal Biosphere Reserve of Odisha

  • Sushri Shant Tripathy Regional Plant Resource centre, bhubaneswar 751015 Odisha
  • Ashutosh Rajoriya Regional platn resource centre, bhubaneswar 751 015 Odisha
  • Nibha Gupta Regional plant resource centre, bhubaneswr 751 015 Odisha
Keywords: Mushrooms, Proximate, Chanterelles, Antioxidant, Minerals


The present study confirms the the occurrence of Craterellus odoratus in different forest of Odisha. The fresh fruit bodies of this mushroom was collected and analysed for proximate content and antioxidant properties. A good amount of protein, carbohydrate, reducing and non reducing sugars, phenolics, flavonoids, β-carotene, lycopene were found in the fresh fruiting bodies of Craterellus odoratusThe presence of β-carotene and lycopene is also confirmed and it was 0.017 and 0.016 mg/gm repectively. Overall the analysis shows the usefulness of C. odoratus as a good source of minerals and antioxidants and further exploration as therapeutic component.. Analysis of mineral content exhibited a good amount of iron content (6490 ppm), calcium (10.20%), Sodium (0.12%), Phosphorus (0.29%) and magnesium (9.54%). Carbohydrate content especially non reducing typewere analyzed in dried mushrooms and it was 34.19%.

Author Biographies

Sushri Shant Tripathy, Regional Plant Resource centre, bhubaneswar 751015 Odisha
Dept of Plant pathology and mcirobiology
Ashutosh Rajoriya, Regional platn resource centre, bhubaneswar 751 015 Odisha
Dept,of Plant pathology and microbiology
Nibha Gupta, Regional plant resource centre, bhubaneswr 751 015 Odisha
Dept paltn pathology and microbiology


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