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Metal Concentrations of Wild Edible Mushrooms from Turkey

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In the present study, the contents of Zn, Fe, Cu, Mn, Co, Ni, Pb, Cd, Cr, Al, Ca, Mg, and K in Agaricus campestris, Agrocybe cylindracea, Collybia dryophila, Helvella leucopus, Russula delica, Tricholoma auratum, Amanita ovoidea, Melanoleuca excissa, Rhizopogon roseolus, Russula chloroides, Volvoriella gloiocephala, Lyophyllum decastes, Morcella angusticeps, Morchella esculenta and Morcella eximia collected from Isparta, Mugla, and Osmaniye provinces (Turkey) were determined by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) after microwave digestion. The intake of heavy metals (Pb, Cd) and other metals (Fe, Cu, Zn) by consumption of 30 g dry weight of mushrooms daily poses no risk at all except in A. cylindracea and H. leucopus (for Cd) for the consumer.
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Keywords: Amanita; Morchella; Russula; metal content; mushroom

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, Faculty of Tourism,University of Necmettin Erbakan, Meram-Konya, Turkey 2: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science,Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey 3: Program of Fungi, Ula Ali Kocman Vocational School,Mugla University, Ula-Mugla, Turkey

Publication date: 2012-07-01

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