Pleurotus nebrodensis A Very Special Mushroom

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First described by Giuseppe Inzenga in 1863 as “the most delicious mushroom of the Sicilian mycological flora”, Pleurotus nebrodensis remains today a prized species , especially in the ...
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Cultivation and Nutritional Value of Pleurotus nebrodensis

Pp. 99-120 (22)

Maria Letizia Gargano, Georgios I. Zervakis and Giuseppe Venturella

Abstract

A detailed report on Pleurotus nebrodensis cultivation methodologies, production costs, main pests and diseases and their control techniques is presented, together with information about the nutritional value and medicinal properties of the mushroom.

Keywords:

Antitumor activity, Agaricus bisporus, Apiaceae, Control techniques, Cultivation methodologies, Diseases, Fatty substances, Food value, Genetic resources, Low-calorie diet, Medicinal properties, Mushrooms, Nutritional value, Oyster mushroom, Pests, Pleurotus nebrodensis, Production costs, Spawn preparation, Wild edible mushrooms, Vitamins.

Affiliation:

Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Università of Palermo, vialedelle Scienze 11, I-90128, Palermo, Italy.