The Mineral Contents of Some Wild Edible Mushrooms

Uzun Y., Genccelep H., Kaya A. , Akçay M. E.

EKOLOJI, vol.20, no.80, pp.6-12, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 80
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5053/ekoloji.2011.802
  • Title of Journal : EKOLOJI
  • Page Numbers: pp.6-12
  • Keywords: Bingol, Edible mushrooms, heavy metals, minerals, Selim (Kars), Turkey, TRACE-ELEMENT CONTENTS, BLACK-SEA REGION, FRUITING BODIES, HEAVY-METALS, SAMPLES, CADMIUM, MERCURY, COPPER, LEAD


The aim of this study was to determine and evaluate the amounts of major elements (Ca, Mg, K) and trace elements (Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn, Pb, Ni and Cd) found in forty five species of wild-grown common edible mushrooms growing in the Bingol and Selim (Kars) provinces of Turkey. The minimum and maximum values of the mineral elements concentrations varied for Ca (40-5700), Mg (180-1900), K (5900-29000), Fe (5-1930), Zn (15-450), Cu (5-83), Mn (0.20-80), Pb (<0.010-2.3), Ni (0.15-4.4), and Cd (<0.032-19.1) mg/kg dry weight. The potassium concentrations were found to be greater than those of the other mineral constituents in all the species. The K, Zn, Cu, and Ni concentrations were the greatest in Leucoagaricus leucothites.