Elemental composition of selected species of mushrooms based on a chemometric evaluation

Justyna Brzezicha-Cirocka , Małgorzata Grembecka , Izabela Grochowska , Jerzy Falandysz , Piotr Szefer


The aim of the study was to determine 16 elements by FAAS and ICP-AES in ca. 1500 samples of 22 species of mushrooms collected from different regions of Poland and the area around Umeå in Sweden. Chemometric techniques were applied to differentiate samples with respect to their geographical origin and interspecies differentiation. Samples of Cantharellus cibarius (Fr.), Boletus edulis (Bull.) and Leccinum scabrum (Bull.) Gray from Morąg, Augustów, the Zaborski Landscape Park, Tarnobrzeg and Umeå were discriminated by factor 1 and factor 2. Some species, i.e. Cantharellus cibarius, Boletus edulis, Boletus pinophilus (Pilát & Dermek), Leccinum aurantiacum (Bull.) Gray, Leccinum scabrum and Leccinum versipelle (Fr. & Hök) Snell from one region of Poland (Augustów or Morąg) were discriminated by K, Na, Mg, Ca, Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn and Cd. The results enabled an assessment of the hypothetical percentage realisation of the recommended dietary intake (RDA) for the bio-elements in question and of provisional tolerable weekly intakes (PTWI) of toxic metals from the consumption of 100 g of mushrooms. The most abundant element in all the mushroom samples was K, especially in Gomphidius glutinosus (Schaeff. ex Fr.) (Umeå - Sweden) and Cantharellus cibarius (Poland - Morąg). Lycoperdon perlatum (Pers.) from Poland and Sweden tended to accumulate the highest levels of Mg, Fe, Zn and Cu. The highest percentage of RDA was obtained for K, Mg and Cu. Based on the estimated PTWI, it can be concluded that no health hazard is associated with the consumption of these mushrooms.
Author Justyna Brzezicha-Cirocka - [Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny]
Justyna Brzezicha-Cirocka,,
- Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny
, Małgorzata Grembecka - [Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny]
Małgorzata Grembecka,,
- Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny
, Izabela Grochowska - [Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny]
Izabela Grochowska,,
- Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny
, Jerzy Falandysz (FCh / DEChR / PTiOR)
Jerzy Falandysz,,
- Pracownia Toksykologii i Ochrony Radiologicznej
, Piotr Szefer - [Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny]
Piotr Szefer,,
- Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny
Journal seriesEcotoxicology and Environmental Safety, ISSN 0147-6513, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in EnglishMushrooms, elements, RDA, PTWI, chemometric analysis
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 2307 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis; 2310 Pollution
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.02.036
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 20-03-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 1; Scopus Citations = 6; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.524; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 4.527 (2) - 2018=4.64 (5)
Citation count*6 (2020-03-15)
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