Mushroom Biomass: Some Clinical Implications of β-Glucans and Enzymes
Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science,
Vol (Special Issue 1), Proof (2016)
Ann B Barros(1), Vitoria Bell (2), Vitorio Calabrese (4) and Tito Fernandes (3)
This article provides an overview of the essential differences between the biomass and extract form of mushroom products. The article addresses the betagucan content of both forms as well as the three forms of enzyme activity found in biomass form; contributing to their role as “biological response modifiers”.
(1) Global Health and Tropical Medicine, Institute of Higyene and Tropical Medicine, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal.
(2) University of Coimbra, Portugal.
(3) Ministry of Education and Human Development, Maputo, Mozambique.
(4) University of Catania, Italy