Madhaiyan Prabu, Renganathan Kumuthakalavalli


Objective: To evaluate the antioxidant activity of tropical edible mushrooms namely Pleurotus florida and Calocybe indica.

Methods: Antioxidant potential was evaluated by using various antioxidant assays such as DPPH free radical scavenging, hydroxyl radical scavenging, nitric oxide radical scavenging, and superoxide radical scavenging activities as well as lipid peroxidation inhibiting assay, reducing power assay, ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), metal chelating activity, phospho-molybdenum reduction assay and anti-haemolytic activity.

Results: The results obtained from this antioxidant study strongly suggest that Pleurotus florida and Calocybe indica have significant antioxidant activity.

Conclusion: Edible mushrooms Pleurotus florida and Calocybe indica are having significant antioxidant activity, could serve as easily accessible natural food rich in antioxidant which may enhance the immune system against oxidative damage and may be utilized as the potential sources of therapeutic agents.

Keywords: Antioxidant, Pleurotus florida, Calocybe indica, Tropical edible mushrooms, Therapeutic agents

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Madhaiyan Prabu
Department of Biology, Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Gandhigram 624302 Dindigul (TN), India

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