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Table 1 Proximate composition (%) of priority wild mushroom species

From: Comparative nutrient composition of selected wild edible mushrooms from two agro-ecological zones, Uganda

Treatment AE Volvariella speciosa Polyporus tenuiculus Termitomyces microcarpus Termitomyces tyleranus Termitomyces clypeatus
Ash H 14.13 (0.12)a 11.65 (0.24)b 15.13 (0.07)a 16.87 (0.01)a 11.2 (0.10)b
Sh 11.65 (0.04)b 12.24 (0.37)b 13.82 (0.65)b 13.68 (0.89)b 10.79 (0.02)b
Dry matter H 86.02 (0.30)a 83.25 (0.16)a 83.01 (0.15)a 84.63 (0.66)a 82.34 (0.24)b
Sh 85.6 (0.08)a 87.70 (0.91)b 86.96 (0.13)b 89.76 (0.63)b 85.87 (3.05)a
Crude protein H 19.95 (0.39)b 16.86 (0.38)a 27.42 (0.22)c 21.77 (0.003)d 18.00 (0.32)b
Sh 13.84 (0.26)a 11.56 (0.26)b 13.00 (0.71)a 14.59 (0.26)a 12.76 (1.4)a
Crude fiber H 4.19 (0.12)c 9.46 (0.82)b 3.95 (0.50)c 3.08 (0.13)a 7.69 (0.13)d
Sh 8.57 (0.22)b 5.20 (1.13)c 2.08 (0.64)d 2.80 (0.52)a 3.79 (0.28)e
Crude lipid H 3.56 (1.05)a 3.23 (0.19)a 3.34 (0.21)a 3.00 (0.02)a 3.79 (0.28)a
Sh 2.81 (0.04)a 2.85 (0.99)a 2.50 (0.5)a 2.02 (0.05)b 2.24 (1.07)c
Moisture H 13.98 (0.3)a 16.75 (0.2)b 16.99 (0.15)b 15.37 (0.85)b 17.66 (0.24)b
Sh 12.40 (0.08)a 12.30 (1.85)a 13.04 (0.12)a 10.24 (0.63)c 14.13 (3.05)a
Nitrogen H 4.45 (0.05)b 3.85 (0.001)b 6.26 (0.03)c 4.97 (0.05)b 4.11 (0.07)b
Sh 3.16 (0.07)a 2.64 (0.16)a 2.97 (0.06)a 3.33 (0.32)a 2.91 (0.06)a
Total carbohydrate H 48.44 (0.06)a 51.51 (0.17)c 37.12 (0.76)b 42.99 (0.11)e 49.35 (0.41)a
Sh 59.3 (1.38)b 61.05 (1.14)d 57.64 (0.58)d 59.47 (0.78)d 60.08 (5.8)d
Energy (kcal) H 248.64 (0.12)a 250.46 (0.10)a 228.97 (0.10)c 220.75 (0.82)c 250.62 (0.20)a
Sh 266.14 (0.01)b 266.60 (0.50)b 255.57 (0.62)b 263.08 (1.09)b 261.26 (0.71)b
  1. Figures in parentheses are standard deviations of means.
  2. a,b,c,d Values along the rows and between agro-ecological zones are significantly different at p < 0.05. Mean ± SD of two replicates. Crude protein = N × 4.38, carbohydrates by difference.
  3. H humid, S sub-humid, AE agro-ecological zone.