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dc.contributor.authorObodai, M.-
dc.contributor.authorNarh Mensah, D. L.-
dc.contributor.authorFernandes, A.-
dc.contributor.authorKortei, N. K.-
dc.contributor.authorDzomeku, M.-
dc.contributor.authorTeegarden, M.-
dc.contributor.authorSchwartz, S. J.-
dc.contributor.authorBarros, L.-
dc.contributor.authorPrempeh, J.-
dc.contributor.authorTakli, R. K.-
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, C. F. R.-
dc.identifier.citationMolecules, 22, 1-18en_US
dc.description.abstractThe chemical characterization and antioxidant potential of twelve wild strains of Ganoderma sp. from Ghana, nine (LS1-LS9) of which were found growing wild simultaneously on the same dying Delonix regia tree, were evaluated. Parameters evaluated included the nutritional value, composition in sugars, fatty acids, phenolic and other organic compounds and some vitamins and vitamin precursors. Antioxidant potential was evaluated by investigating reducing power, radical scavenging activity and lipid peroxidation inhibition using five in vitro assays. Protein, carbohydrate, fat, ash and energy contents ranged between 15.7-24.5 g/100 g·dw, 73.31-81.90 g/100 g, 0.48-1.40 g/100 g, 0.68-2.12 g/100 g ash and 396.1-402.02 kcal/100 g, respectively. Fatty acids such as linoleic, oleic and palmitic acids were relatively abundant. Free sugars included rhamnose, fructose, mannitol, sucrose and trehalose. Total tocopherols, organic acids and phenolic compounds' content ranged between 741-3191 µg/100 g, 77-1003 mg/100 g and 7.6-489 µg/100 g, respectively. There were variations in the β-glucans, ergosterol and vitamin D₂ contents. The three major minerals in decreasing order were K > P > S. Ganoderma sp. strain AM1 showed the highest antioxidant activity. This study reveals, for the first time, chemical characteristics of Ganoderma spp. which grew simultaneously on the same treeen_US
dc.subjectGanoderma speciesen_US
dc.subjectAntioxidant propertiesen_US
dc.subjectWild mushroomsen_US
dc.titleChemical characterization and antioxidant potential of wild ganoderma species from Ghanaen_US
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