Concentrations of 21 metals in 18 species of mushrooms growing in the East Black Sea region

Demirbas A.

FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol.75, no.4, pp.453-457, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0308-8146(01)00236-9
  • Journal Name: FOOD CHEMISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-457
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Eighteen different species of wild mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus, Agaricus silvicola, Amanita muscaria, Amanita rubescens, Amanita vaginata, Boletus sp., Hydnum repandum, Hypholoma fasciculare, Laccaria lacceta, Lactarius piperatus, Lactarius sp., Lactarius volemus, Pleurotus ostreatus, Russula cyanoxantha, Russula sp., Russula delica, Russula foetens and Tricholoma terreum) growing in the East Black Sea region were analyzed spectrometrically for their metal element (Pb, Cd, Hg, Cu, Mn, Zn, Fe, Co, As, Ca, Na, K, Mg, Ba, Ni, Ti, Cr, Al, Bi, Sb, and Ag) levels. In the mushrooms, the highest metal concentrations were measured as 4.91, 3.48, 0.60, 92.5, 44.4, 176, 169, 0.72, 1.76, 106.4, 136, 51000, 1320, 1.62, 145, 282, 1.68, 24.1, 1.84, 0.26, and 0.37 mg/kg (dry weight basis) for Pb, Cd, Hg, Cu, Mn, Zn, Fe, Co, As, Ca, Na, K, Mg, Ba, Ni, Ti, Cr, Al, Bi, Sb, and Ag in Russula foetens, Agaricus bisporus, Hypholoma fasciculare, Hydnum repandum, Lactarius sp., Tricholoma terreum, Amanita vaginata, Laccaria lacceta, Pleurotus ostreatus, Hypholoma fasciculare, Pleurotus ostreatus, Hypholoma fasciculare, Agaricus bisporus, Pleurotus ostreatus, Lactarius piperatus, Hydnum repandum, Russula sp., Agaricus bisporus, Russula delica, and Lactarius sp., respectively. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.