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Introduction

Grifola frondosa, also known by its Japanese name “Maitake”. This mushroom is found in northern parts of Japan and has long been used in Chinese or Japanese cuisines. It is also well-known as a medicinal mushroom and can be used as a dietary supplement.

Safety Profile

  • Freeze-dried whole broth/mycelium powder
  • OEM and ODM welcome
  • Customerized formulas available

Significance

Structure

Specificationse

AppearancePowder form
ColourLight yellow
Moisture≤ 5%
Polysaccharide≥ 10%
Total Plate Count (TPC)≤ 1×104 cfu/g
ColiformNegative
Staphylococcus aureueNegative
Lead (Pb)≤ 0.5 ppm
Arsenic (As)≤ 0.5 ppm
Mercury (Hg)≤ 0.5 ppm
Cadmium (Cd)≤ 0.5 ppm
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Reference

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2 Hsieh, C. Y., Wang, H. L., Chen, C. C., Hsu, T. H., Tseng, M. H. (2008). Effect of plant oil and surfactant on the production of mycelial biomass and polysaccharides in submerged culture of Grifola frondosa. Biochemical Engineering Journal 38:198–205. Hwang, H. J., Kim, S. W., Xu, C. P., Choi, J. W., Yun, J. W. (2003).
3 Adachi, Y., M. Okazaki, N. Ohno and T. Yadomae. 1994. Enhancement of cytokine production by macrophages stimulated with (1→3)-β-D-Glucan, Grifolan (GRN), isolated from Grifola frondosa. Biol. Pharm. Bull., 17: 1554-1560.
4 Cui, FJ., Li, Y., Xu, ZH., Xu, HY., Sun, K. and Tao, WY. 2006. Optimization of the medium composition for production of mycelial biomass and exo-polymer by Grifola frondosa GF9801 using response surface methodology. Bioresour. Technol., 97: 1209-1216.
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9 Kubo, K., Aoki, H. and Nanba, H. 1994. Anti-diabetic activity present in the fruiting body of Grifola frondosa (maitake). J. Biol. Pharm. Bull. 17: 1106-1100.
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11 Nanba, H., Hamaguchi, A. and Kuroda, H. 1987. The chemical structure of an antitumor polysaccharide in fruit bodies of Grifola frondosa (Maitake). Chem. Pharm. Bull., 35: 1162-1168.
12 Nishina, A., Kimura, H., Sekiguchi, A., Fukumoto, RH., Nakajima, S.and Furukawa, S. 2006. Lysophosphatidylethanolamine in Grifola frondosa as a neurotrophic activator via activation of MAPK. J. LipidRes. 47: 1434-1443.
13 Ohno, N., Adachi, Y., Suzuki, I., Sato, K., Oikawa, S. and Yadomae, T.1986. Characterization of the antitumor glucan obtained from liquid-cultured Grifola frondosa. Chem. Pharm. Bull., 34: 1709-1715.