Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction to Mushroom. 2. Nutritional and Medicinal Values of Mushrooms.3. Morphology and Classification. 4. Edible Mushrooms. 5. Poisonous Mushrooms. 6. Mushroom: Global and National Scenario. 7. Mushroom Farm Design. 9. Commercial Mushroom Production. 10. Mushroom Diseases, Competitor Moulds and their Management. 11. Post Harvest Handling and Processing. 12. Mushroom Recipes. References. Index.
The book “Mushroom: A Nutritive Food and its Cultivation” encompasses 12 chapters which includes basic knowledge about mushroom and its structural morphology, their nutritional and medicinal values, types of edible mushroom which are commercially exploited and yet to be exploited. Most important chapter is on poisonous mushroom, their different types with characteristics and images, mushroom poisoning, clinical symptomology, mushroom toxins, symptomology based antidotes and management of mushroom poisoning.
Those who want to trade in mushroom, global as well as national scenario of mushroom production and trade is given in separate chapter with further business opportunities. Similarly the medicines manufactured from mushroom are also described in the book for pharmaceuticals industries.
Those who want to cultivate the mushroom for commercial purpose or for small scale or household purpose detailed knowledge about the mushroom farm design, spawn production technology and cultivation aspects and procedures of all the cultivated mushrooms are given in separate chapters in the book.
Mushroom diseases, competitive moulds and their management as well as post harvest handling, processing and preservation is given in detail in separate chapters.
The mushroom main course recipes particularly that of continental, Mexican, Italian, Chinese and Indian besides mushroom soups, snack, starters etc. are given in this book which will nutritionally enrich the homes with delicious food.