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Nutritional Potentiality and Health Assets of Paddy Straw Mushroom – Volvariella Volvacea

Author Affiliations

  • 1Shri Shivaji Science College, Amravati, Maharashtra, India
  • 2Shri Pundalik Maharaj Mahavidyalaya, Nandura Railway, Dist – Buldana, Maharashtra, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 13, Issue (1), Pages 35-38, February,10 (2024)


In the traditional applications of fungi in far eastern medicine, medicinal mycology has strong and deep roots. As more individuals look for cures and health approaches free from negative effects brought on by industrial medicines, from being used seldom, medicinal mushrooms are becoming more widely used. Three hundred of the approximately 38000 distinct species of mushrooms are edible, and pharmacological studies are being conducted to explore the possible health advantages. The goal of this paper is to give a thorough overview of Volvariella volvacea's culinary and therapeutic uses. A member of the Pluteaceae family, Volvariella volvacea is a common edible fungus that grows in temperate, tropical, and subtropical climates in both the eastern and western hemispheres. It has anti-tumor, immunosuppressive, and immunomodulatory actions and is commonly utilized in India's traditional medical system. It is widely recognized as a good source of Protein, Fibre (Chitin) Vitamins (including a significant amount of Vitamin C and all water soluble vitamins like Riboflavin, Biotin and Thiamine), Fats (5.7%), Carbohydrates (56.18%), unsaturated fatty acids and minerals such as Potassium, Sodium and Phosphorus. V. volvaceais a remarkable medicinal fungus, as evidenced by the myriad therapeutic benefits it possesses and by phytochemical studies.


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