Library Subscription: Guest
Begell Digital Portal Begell Digital Library eBooks Journals References & Proceedings Research Collections
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
IF: 1.423 5-Year IF: 1.525 SJR: 0.431 SNIP: 0.716 CiteScore™: 2.6

ISSN Print: 1521-9437
ISSN Online: 1940-4344

International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.2017021145
pages 653-665

Health and Risk Assessment by ICP-OES of Heavy Metals and Trace Minerals in Commercial Mushrooms Marketed in China

Mengyi Huang
Food Science and Technology Program, Beijing Normal University–Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
Huansong Zeng
Food Science and Technology Program, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
Baojun (Bruce) Xu
Programme of Food Science and Technology Division of Science and Technology Beijing Normal University, Hong Kong Baptist University United International College SAR of PRC

ABSTRACT

The objectives of this study were to investigate mineral profiles of 35 species of edible mushrooms collected in China; we compared nutritional values and tolerable values with the official recommended daily intakes (RDIs), maximum intake limits, and provisional tolerable weekly intakes. A total of 19 minerals were detected in edible mushrooms by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. The results showed that the mushroom samples had a low percentage of RDI for the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, potassium, and sodium and a relatively higher percentage of RDI for copper and molybdenum. The samples also had a very high percentage of RDI for chromium and selenium. The level of heavy metals in a majority of the mushrooms was above the limited level, and only concentrations of copper and zinc were safe in all mushrooms. In conclusion, the mushrooms collected in China are a good source of minerals such as molybdenum and selenium but are badly contaminated with aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and lead.


Articles with similar content:

Growing High-Selenium Edible and Medicinal Button Mushrooms ( Agaricus bisporus (J. Lge) Imbach) as Ingredients for Functional Foods or Dietary Supplements
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Vol.4, 2002, issue 2
Robert B. Beelman, Andrew R. Werner
Influence of Sublethal Lead Concentrations on the Content of Thiol Compounds and Proteins in Carp Organism
Hydrobiological Journal, Vol.37, 2001, issue 3
V. Z. Kurant, V. A. Khomenchuk, P.B. Balaban, O. B. Stoliar
Effect of Gliding Arc Plasma on Plant Nutrient Content and Enzyme Activity
Plasma Medicine, Vol.6, 2016, issue 3-4
Mohamed El Shaer, M. Mobasher, A. Abdelghany
Monitoring Heavy Metals in Royal Sun Medicinal Mushroom, Agaricus brasiliensis (Agaricomycetes)
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Vol.21, 2019, issue 2
Eduardo Marin Morales, Bruna Leticia Baldissera, Dejanira de Franceschi de Angelis
INDOOR THERMAL ENVIRONMENT OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN LARGE CITIES OF CHINA
Proceedings of Symposium on Energy Engineering in the 21st Century (SEE2000) Volume I-IV, Vol.0, 2000, issue
Haihong Lou, Hiroshi Yoshino