Geetha P, S. Anirudh, Dr. S.N Suresh*
PG & Research Department of Biotechnology, Sree Narayana Guru College, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
A B S T R A C T
The present study is carried out to analyse the phytochemical and antioxidant activity present in Pleurotus ostreatus (oyster mushroom). This study assessed the presence of Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Saponins, Phenols and Tanins. Also aqueous extract of the mushroom was used to analyse the antioxidant capacity. Overall study revealed the significant activity of the mushroom and could be used as a good source of medicine.
Keywords: Pleurotus Ostreatus, Saponins, Antioxidant