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Poster Session

Abercrombie, Troy D [1], Riggle, Jeremy [2].

Analysis of some nutritive and toxic elements in four species of wild edible mushrooms.

Wild mushrooms have been gathered as a food source by humans for thousands of years and the practice remains popular all over the world today. The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of 22 elements in four species of wild edible mushrooms common to northeastern Oregon and to quantify their concentrations. Elements investigated include K, P, Al, As, B, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, S, Se, Si, Zn. Concentration values were then compared to those obtained from a cultivated species (Agaricus bisporus) that is commonly found in supermarkets. These values were also compared to daily intake recommendations by the Institute of Medicine to determine if these wild mushrooms are a good dietary source of nutritive elements and/or if they contained toxic concentrations of them. Analysis of mushrooms was performed using ICP-MS. Twelve of the 22 elements were not detected in any of the mushroom species (As, B, Ba, Cd, Co, Cu, Hg, Mo, Ni, Pb, S, Se), while Mn and Si were found in some species but not others.

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1 - Eastern Oregon University, Ecology, 1325 V Ave, La Grande, OR, 97850, USA
2 - Eastern Oregon University, Chemistry Faculty, 1 University Blvd, La Grande, OR, 97850, USA

trace elements
edible mushrooms
nutritive elements.

Presentation Type: Offered Paper - Poster
Session: P5
Location: Lincoln Room/Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Date: Monday, June 9th, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM
Number: P5002
Abstract ID:14
Candidate for Awards:None

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