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Journal Article
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Benkeblia, Noureddine
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Article Title
Ganoderma lucidum Polysaccharides and Terpenoids: Profile and Health Benefits
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Journal Title
Journal of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2015
Volume ID
1
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Page(s)
101-106
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Abstract
Recent studies have shown that mushrooms are recognized as a promising source of functional and nutraceutical compounds.Thespecies Ganoderma lucidum (also called Reishi or Lingzhi) is a mushroomused in medicine because Chinese attributes to this fungus better health and longevity. Among the numerous bioactive compounds identified in G. lucidum are polysaccharides mostly -glucans, heteropolysaccharides r glycoproteins, terpenoids mostly ganoderic acids and derivatives, as well as many other bioactive proteinases that contribute to health and diseases prevention. The aim of this review is to report on the profile of the most bioactive compounds, particularly polysaccharides and terpenoids of G. lucidum.....
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