Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 8 Issue 8

Effects of Selenium Fortification on the mineral and fatty acid Properties of Pleurotus ostreatus Jacq

Oyetayo VO1*, Fadugba AE2 and Ariyo OO3

1Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
2Department od Biological Sciences, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
3Department of Microbiology, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Oyetayo VO, Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

Received: May 09, 2024; Published: July 10, 2024


Introduction: Mineral elements are very important in physiological processes and hence affect the quantity and types of metabolites produced by plants and animals. In this study, the effect of selenium fortification on the mineral and fatty acid contents of Pleurotus ostreatus was investigated.

Methods: Pleurotus ostreatus was cultivated on substrate enriched with sodium selenite. The mineral and fatty acid content of the selenium enriched and non-selenium enriched fruitbodies were analysed using standard methods.

Results: Data revealed that fortification of Pleurotus ostreatus results to increase in the values of Ca, Mg, and Se while the value of Zn reduced. A total of 13 and 18 peaks were respectively observed in the chromatograms of non-selenium fortified and selenium fortified Pleurotus ostreatus. The following fatty acids; Pentadecanoicacid, 13-Hexyloxacyclotridec-10-en-2-one, Oleic Acid, n-Hexadecanoic acid, Stearic acid, Undecylenic Acid, 10-Undecenoyl chloride and Pentadecanoic acid 2-hydroxy-1- (hydroxymethyl)ethyl were common to both selenium fortified and non-fortified Pleurotus ostreatus.

Conclusion: In conclusion, fortification of Pleurotus ostreatus markedly affects the mineral and fatty acids of its fruitbodies with more fatty acids present in Pleurotus ostreatus fortified with selenium.

Keywords: Pleurotus Ostreatus; Selenium; Fortification; Effects; Mineral; Fatty Acids


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Citation: Oyetayo VO., et al. “Effects of Selenium Fortification on the mineral and fatty acid Properties of Pleurotus ostreatus Jacq". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 8.8 (2024): 24-28.


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