Development of functional foods with β glucans from medicinal mushrooms

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs: Open Access

ISSN: 2167-7689

Open Access

Development of functional foods with β glucans from medicinal mushrooms

5th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs

August 03-05, 2015 Orlando, USA

Cleanthes Israilides1, Efi Kondyli2, Eleftherios Eleftheriadis2, Vasilis Mavraganis2, Yannis Samelis2, Theodoros Varzakas5, Chrysoula Salamoura5, Lefteris Lahouvaris3, Ken-ichi Ishibashi4 and Naohito Ohno4

1National Agricultural Research Foundation, Greece 2Hellenic Agricultural Organisation â??DEMETERâ?, Greece 3DIRFIS MUSHROOMS, Greece 4Tokyo University Pharm. & Life Sci., Japan 5Technological Educational Institute of Peloponnese, Greece

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: Pharmaceut Reg Affairs

Abstract :

Beta-glucans, especially beta 1, 3-linked and beta 1, 6-linked -glucans, from eukaryotic organisms particularly medicinal edible mushrooms can be incorporated into various foods creating novel â??functional foodsâ? with many health promoting benefits beyond their nutritional value. Medicinal mushrooms have long been valued for their properties as immune system boosters and modulators, as antioxidants, as blood glucose regulators, reducing cholesterol and blood lipids as well as having many more therapeutic and recuperative properties reducing the risk of chronic diseases and promoting general health. The health benefits of mushrooms are attributed to many bioactive compounds among which the most valued and well studied ones are the ?²-glucans. These can be isolated and incorporated to various foods and food products enhancing their nutritive value and creating novel â??functional foodsâ?.

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