ABSTRACT: With the increasing demand of functional foods with antioxidant properties, it is necessary to establish new sources such as wild edible mushrooms which could provide beneficial effects to human health. Herein, we evaluated the different indigenous liquid culture media for biomass production and elucidated the free radical scavenging activity and total phenolics of Lentinus tigrinus and Lentinus sajor-caju. Results revealed that L. tigrinus efficiently grew on rice bran decoction which significantly recorded the highest yield of mycelia (11.53 g), volume loss of the medium (24.33 ml), radical scavenging activity (18.94%) and total phenolics (26.59 mg AAE/g sample). Similarly, rice bran decoction significantly registered the highest yield of mycelia (9.75 g), volume loss of the medium (20.95 ml), scavenging activity (16.94%) and total phenolics (25.60 mg AAE/g sample) for L. sajor-caju. Both species also showed considerable antioxidant properties when cultured in coconut water, corn grit decoction and potato broth. Hence, it is noteworthy that both studied Lentinus species hold promising antioxidants which are influenced by different liquid media.
Dulay, R. M. R., Flores, K. S., Tiniola, R. C., Hannah, D., Marquez, H., Cruz, A. G. D., Reyes, R. G. (2015). “Mycelial biomass production and antioxidant activity of lentinus tigrinus and lentinus sajor-caju in indigenous liquid culture.” Mycosphere, 6(6), 659-666. doi:10.5943/mycosphere/6/6.