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Elemental profile of edible mushrooms from a forest near a major Romanian city

Author:
Zsigmond, Andreea R., Varga, Krisztina, Harangi, Sándor, Baranyai, Edina, Urák, István
Source:
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae. Agriculture and environment 2015 v.7 no.1 pp. 98-107
ISSN:
2068-2964
Subject:
Armillaria mellea, Boletus edulis, Lactarius, Leccinum scabrum, Macrolepiota, Russula, cadmium, forests, mountains, mushrooms, risk, silver, zinc
Abstract:
We determined the elemental profile of 16 edible mushroom species from the Făget Forest, near Cluj-Napoca, and of 12 species from the Apuseni Mountains. One-way ANOVA showed no difference in the elemental content of mushrooms when the two regions were compared. Some species accumulated high amounts of trace elements, i.e. Boletus edulis (Ag, S, Zn), Macrolepiota procera (Cu), Lactarius volemus (Co), Russula emetica (Mn), Armillariella mellea, and Chantarellus cibarius (Cr). The cadmium content was the highest in the case of Leccinum scabrum and Boletus edulis. These two species presented elevated risk levels for all age-groups when they are consumed regularly.
Agid:
5197488