The effects of high light on fungi are not yet clear, but recent studies have shown that the presence of high light can enhance growth and reduce the time it takes for the species to colonize the substrate. These findings suggest that C. indica could be a valuable resource for food production and conservation. In addition to its nutritional value, C. indica is also beneficial to the environment. Its morphology is similar to that of Agaricus bisporus, which means it is both nutritious and non-toxic.
Rice straw substrate is usually used to produce edible mushrooms. The substrate is then filled with spawn and placed in clean rooms. The researchers evaluated five different substrates for C. indica and found that wheat straw produced the most fruit bodies and best-quality mushroom spawn. The researchers also discovered that different supplements affect the spawn run, initiation of pinheads, flushing pattern, and overall yield. While these findings suggest that rice straw is the optimal substrate for mushroom production, further studies are needed to confirm their results.
The mushrooms have also been shown to have anti-cancer and antitumor properties. The presence of beta-glycans in the dietary fibers of C. indica shows promising anti-cancer and anti-tumor activity. These results indicate that the fungus is a powerful medicinal plant that has many uses in modern medicine. There are several ways in which you can use the fungus in your diet.
The first and most common way to cultivate C. indica is by incorporating them into your diet. This can be done by filling polypropylene bags with spawn. The polypropylene bags are kept in clean rooms at 2530 for fifteen days. In the following week, half-cut beds are covered with steam-treated casing soil. The harvested mushroom is then transferred to a cropping room where the humidity and temperature are maintained at 3035 degrees. During the last two weeks, pin heads begin to appear on the casing surface. The pinheads reach harvesting maturity in two to three days.
The mineral content of the mushroom is also very high. It is found in the milky white variety, which is the most common mushroom. There are several types of mushroom, and they contain various amounts of minerals and vitamins. Some of them are particularly beneficial for human health. The most common type is the golden cap. The most potent is the water-soluble variety. There are numerous studies evaluating the effect of this extract on lipid-based compounds in the body.
In a study conducted by Mahfuz and co-workers, the antioxidant content of the tropical mushroom is very high. The researchers measured 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity of the mushrooms. Inhibitors inhibit the production of oxygen-free radicals, which are responsible for cellular damage. In the previous study, the antioxidative capacity of the fruiting body was estimated to be 0.275 mg/g.