Main biocompounds profile in brazilian strains of medicinal mushroom Reishi / Perfil dos principais biocompostos em cepas brasileiras de cogumelos medicinais Reishi

Charline Soares dos Santos Rolim, Leonardo do Nascimento Rolim, Régis Tribuzy de Oliveira, Maria Letícia de Sousa Gomes, Gabriel Alexandre Silva Martins, Eyde Cristianne Saraiva- Bonatto, Maria das Graças Gomes Saraiva, Carlos Victor Lamarão


This article aims to analyze Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) native to the Brazil, considering the proposal as another stimulus to the development and preservation of the tropical forests. The Reishi has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine to treat several diseases. The nutritive quality of the mushrooms cultivated in Jun-Cao overcomes the nutritional valued of mushrooms cultivated through classical methods. Proteins, total sugars, phenols and polysaccharides (β-glucans) were compared in two non-exploited Brazilian strains of this fungus with two commercial Chinese strains. In general, the Brazilian strains showed proteins, carbohydrates and phenol concentrations similar to Chinese varieties. The results suggest that Brazilian strains have similar biochemical potential as Chinese varieties.


Amazon rainforest, Ganoderma lucidum, fungal biochemistry, Jun-Cao Technology.

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