Der Pharma Chemica
Journal for Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Computational Chemistry


The Nutritional Content of the Mushroom Phallus indusiatus Vent., which Grows in the Cocoa Plantation, Gaperta-Ujung, Medan

Author(s): Rama R Sitinjak

The nutritional content that exists in various types of stinkhorn mushrooms can be beneficial in human life, other than as a source of food, can also be useful to cure certain diseases. This study aims to determine the nutritional content in the fruit bodies of mushrooms Phallus indusiatus Vent. which grows among the decayed cocoa leaves in the cocoa plantation area in Gaperta Ujung, Medan? The method used is description and analysis. This stinkhorn mushroom belongs to a very rare species found, and grows on the ground which is a pile of decaying cacao leaves. Having a fairly short life cycle, and at the stage of adult have a fruit bodies as high as 24 cm, as well as emit an unpleasant odor. The results showed that the fruit bodies of this fungus contained very high water content (90.9%), crude fiber about 6.03%, 4.813% protein, 4.7% fat, 0.064% carbohydrate, ash content 10.4% and 2.286% vitamin C. The fruit bodies of this stinkhorn mushroom also contains some elements of minerals namely Ca, Mg, Fe, Al, Si. The nutrient content and mineral elements contained in the fruit bodies of P. indusiatus may be increased if the fungus is cultivated.