Evaluation of Wild Edible Mushrooms for Amino Acid Composition
Five different species of genus Lentinus namely, Lentinus sajor-caju (Fr.) FR., L. cannatus Berk., L. torulosus (Pers.:Fr.) Lloyd, L. cladopus Lév and L. squarrosulus Mont. From Northern India were investigated. Out of five wild species of Lentinus, aspartic acid was found to be predominated fatty acid. Aspartic acid content ranged from 0.25-0.37% with maximum in L. squarrosulus (0.37%) and minimum is L. torulosus (0.25%). Arginine content ranged from 0.21-0.29% with maximum in L. torulosus (0.29%) and minimum in L. squarrosulus (0.21%). Alanine content ranged from 0.09-0.15% with maximum in L. torulosus (0.15%) and minimum in L. squarrosulus var. squarrosulus (0.09%). Proline content ranged from 0.01-0.06% with maximum in L. squarrosulus (0.06%) and minimum in L. cannatus (0.01%). Similarly tyrosine content ranged from 0.16-0.24% with maximum in L. cladopus (0.24%) and minimum in L. sajor-caju (0.16%).