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Favolus rugulosus from the Neotropics: first bioprospecting for its evaluation in the food industry




bioactive, essential fatty acids, domestication, neotropic, proximal composition


[Objective] Our main objective was to evaluate Favolus rugulosus indoor production in different substrates and to analyze the proximal composition of cultivated basidiomata. [Methodology] The studied species was identified by morphological and phylogenetic analyses based on ITS markers. Domestication capability was evaluated in different easy-access substrates. Total phenolic content and antioxidant activities were quantified, and proximal content was analyzed on cultivated basidiomata. [Results] Eucalypts sawdust-straw mixture produced basidiomata in higher yields in an intermediate amount of time (45 days). The highest concentration of phenolic compounds (35.6 ± 2.6 mg GAE g-1) and antioxidants (13.6 ± 1.3 mg AAE g-1) were obtained in the ethyl acetate fraction. Regarding proximal composition, F. rugulosus is composed of 20 % proteins, 15,4 % carbohydrates, 25,2 % dietary fiber and 5,7 % fat. [Conclusions] Nutritional composition analyses on cultivated basidiomata revealed F. rugulosus to be high in protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber and essential fatty acids.


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Veloso, B., Campi, M., Maubet, Y., Cristaldo, E., Mancuello, C., & Ferreira, F. (2023). Favolus rugulosus from the Neotropics: first bioprospecting for its evaluation in the food industry. In SciELO Preprints.


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Veloso, Brenda; Campi, Michelle; Maubet, Yanine; Cristaldo, Enzo; Mancuello, Claudia; Ferreira, Francisco, 2023, "Favolus rugulosus del Neotrópico: primera bioprospección para su valoración en la industria alimenticia.",, SciELO Data, V1