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Enrichment of mushrooms: An interesting strategy for the acquisition of lithium.
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PMID:  23107736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The capability of Pleurotus ostreatus mushroom to accumulate lithium (Li) and the accessibility of this Li compared with lithium carbonate (Li(2)CO(3)), often used as psychiatric medicine, were investigated. Mushrooms were produced on a substrate-based on coffee husk, with different added concentrations of lithium chloride (LiCl). Biological efficiency (BE), the crude protein content, the concentration of Li and other elements present in mushrooms were determined. The sequential extraction and in vitro test were used to verify the accessibility and the degree of solubility of this element. Li concentration in mushrooms was directly influenced by increasing LiCl concentration in the substrate (P<0.05). The BE was not affected by different concentrations of LiCl. Li present in enriched mushrooms showed greater accessibility than in Li(2)CO(3). Therefore, P. ostreatus mushrooms, enriched with lithium can be an alternative source of Li, as well as being a food with high nutritional value.
Laélia Soares de Assunção; José Maria Rodrigues da Luz; Marliane de Cássia Soares da Silva; Patrícia Aparecida Fontes Vieira; Denise Mara Soares Bazzolli; Maria Cristina Dantas Vanetti; Maria Catarina Megumi Kasuya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-03-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food chemistry     Volume:  134     ISSN:  0308-8146     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Chem     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7702639     Medline TA:  Food Chem     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1123-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Departamento de Microbiologia, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais 36570-000, Brazil.
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