African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12254

Full Length Research Paper

Nutritional composition of bioproducts generated from semi-solid fermentation of pineapple peel by edible mushrooms

Raiane Áila Teixeira Souza
  • Raiane Áila Teixeira Souza
  • Departamento de Parasitologia, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Coleção de Culturas DPUA –UFAM. Av. General Rodrigo Octávio, 6200, Coroado I, Cep: 69077-000, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
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Tamiris Rio Branco da Fonseca
  • Tamiris Rio Branco da Fonseca
  • Departamento de Parasitologia, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Coleção de Culturas DPUA –UFAM. Av. General Rodrigo Octávio, 6200, Coroado I, Cep: 69077-000, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
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Larissa de Souza Kirsch
  • Larissa de Souza Kirsch
  • Uninorte Laureate Internacional Universities. Avenida Joaquim Nabuco, 1232, Centro. Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
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Larissa Svetlana Cavalcante Silva
  • Larissa Svetlana Cavalcante Silva
  • Departamento de Parasitologia, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Coleção de Culturas DPUA –UFAM. Av. General Rodrigo Octávio, 6200, Coroado I, Cep: 69077-000, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
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Mircella Marialva Alecrim
  • Mircella Marialva Alecrim
  • Departamento de Engenharia Agrícola e de Solos –UFAM. Av. Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, General Rodrigo Octávio, 6200, Coroado I, Cep: 69077-000, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
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Raimundo Felipe da Cruz Filho
  • Raimundo Felipe da Cruz Filho
  • Departamento de Parasitologia, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Coleção de Culturas DPUA –UFAM. Av. General Rodrigo Octávio, 6200, Coroado I, Cep: 69077-000, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
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Maria Francisca Simas Teixeira
  • Maria Francisca Simas Teixeira
  • Departamento de Parasitologia, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Coleção de Culturas DPUA –UFAM. Av. General Rodrigo Octávio, 6200, Coroado I, Cep: 69077-000, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
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  •  Received: 02 September 2015
  •  Accepted: 30 October 2015
  •  Published: 23 March 2016

Abstract

Mushroom production is a very efficient alternative to agro-industrial residues recycling. The proximal composition, content of macro and micro minerals, amino acid and proteolytic activity were assessed in the pineapple peel and in the bioproducts generated from pineapple peel and mycelium of Pleurotus albidus, Lentinus citrinus and Pleurotus florida. The bioproducts were obtained by semi-solid fermentation and drying process. Nutritional analysis was performed following standard methodologies. The data showed that the percentage of protein and minerals of the bioproducts increased and the carbohydrate content reduced after the myceliation by the mushrooms. All essential amino acids were found in the bioproducts and no contamination was observed. There was significant difference between proteolytic activities of bioproducts samples, presenting L. citrinus’ bioproduct a higher value. These data show that the bioproducts produced have great nutritional value and can be used as an alternative food.

 

Key words: By-production, fermentation, mushroom, pineapple, protease.