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Edible Mushrooms as Health Promoting Agent

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The study of medicinal and edible mushrooms through the last three decades has proved its many beneficial outcomes and has been followed by the rapid development of manufacturing businesses. Market value of medicinal and edible mushrooms is increasing worldwide day by day. Various forms of mushrooms are available in the market for instance nutraceuticals, functional foods, cosmetics and dietary supplements. Medicinal mushrooms exhibit a prominent role in improving health of people, since ancient times. By virtue of having many pharmacological active constituents such as, polysaccharides, dietary fibers, oligosaccharides, triterpenoids, proteins and minerals, nowadays the interest in the use of mushrooms is increasing but not much progress has been reported in this field. Safety, standardization, regulation, efficacy, unluckily around the world is still in its early stages.
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Keywords: ANTICANCER; IMMUNOMODULATORS; MEDICINE; REISHI

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: September 1, 2013

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