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  • Mushrooms Properties

  • Alpha Glucans and Their Role in Medicinal Mushrooms

    Medicinal mushrooms contain a few types of polysaccharides, including alpha-glucans or α-glucans (starch) and beta-glucans or β-glucans (cellulose). These polysaccharides provide the primary nutritional and medicinal properties. Glucans are the main component of the cell wall [...]

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    Importance of Beta Glucans in Medicinal Mushrooms

    First, let’s investigate what are polysaccharides and what is their role in medicinal mushrooms. Polysaccharides are carbohydrates made of a variety of monosaccharides that are joined together by glycosidic bonds. Polysaccharides are one of the most important active components in medicinal [...]

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    Polysaccharides in Medicinal Mushrooms

    Polysaccharides are something that we are all familiar with under a different name - carbohydrates, which are basically sugar molecules. These long chains of carbohydrate molecules, specifically polymeric carbohydrates (“poly” means many) are formed by monosaccharide units [...]

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    Whole Fruiting Bodies vs Mycelium on Grain in Medicinal Mushrooms

    The interest in medicinal mushrooms is increasing ten folds and people want to know what is most effective for health benefits: the whole fruiting body or the mycelium on grain. Let’s first get clear on what the difference is.Mushroom spores always surround us as they are present in the air we[...]

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