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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 33

Production of Selenium-Enriched Mushrooms in Coffee Husks and Use of This Colonized Residue

Maria Catarina Megumi Kasuya, José Maria Rodrigues da Luz, Mateus Dias Nunes, Marliane de Cássia Soares da Silva, Daniele Ruela de Carvalho, Laélia Soares de Assunção, Thiago de Almeida Paula, Caroline Moura,  and Cláudia Braga Pereira Bento     Departamento de Microbiologia, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Abstract

The sustainability of the coffee production chain involves the recovery of its byproducts. The coffee husk represents approximately 40% of the fruit. A small portion of this byproduct is used as organic fertilizer, while most of the coffee husk is discarded in the environment or incinerated. The use of waste ...

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