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Edible Mushrooms : Chemical Composition and Nutritional Value

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Edible Mushrooms provides an advanced overview of the chemical composition and nutritional properties of nearly all species of culinary mushrooms. This unique compendium gathers all current literature, which has beendispersed as fragmentary information until now.

The book is broken into five parts covering chemical and nutrient composition, taste and flavor components as well as health stimulating and potentially detrimental effects. Appendices provide helpful quick references on abbreviations, common names of mushrooms, fatty acid profiles, and an index of mushroom species. Mycologists, nutrition researchers, mushroom cultivators and distributors, and food and neutraceutical processors will benefit from this sweeping overview of edible mushrooms.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 360g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128044551
  • 9780128044551
  • 1,560,911

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Proximate Composition and Nutrients

Chapter 3. Minor Constituents

Chapter 4. Health-Stimulating Compounds and Effects

Chapter 5. Detrimental Compounds and Effects

Chapter 6. Conclusions
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About Pavel Kalac

Professor Pavel Kalac has been researching several topics of food and feed chemistry for over 40 years.He earned an MSc in Chemistry in 1965, and a PhD in Technical Sciences in 1979, both from the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic. Since 1971, he has been a member of the Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Applied Chemistry, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, where he has been professor in agricultural chemistry since 1999.

Prof. Kalac's research has focused on biologically active natural compounds, both desirable and detrimental for human health, at the interface of agriculture and food. He has published numerous articles and reviews in international journals. Expanding information particularly during the last decade encouraged him to gather knowledge in book format. His book Edible Mushrooms: Chemical Composition and Nutritional Value was published by Elsevier in 2016. In his most recent book, Effects of Forage Feeding on Milk: Bioactive Compounds and Flavor, he collates dispersed knowledge on the occurrence of several bioactive constituents in milk as affected by various forages.
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