The Physico-Chemical Composition and the Level of Metals From (Buletus Edulis) and (Cantharellus Cibarius) From the Vatra Dornei Area

Igori Balta, Vioara Mireșan, Camelia Răducu, Antonia Odagiu, Izabela Tripon, Adina Lia Longodor, Eugenia Butucel, Zamfir Marchiș, Luisa Andronie, Aurelia Coroian


In general, wild mushrooms are considered are an excellent source of valuable nutritional compounds but can exert toxic potential due to the accumulation of heavy metals. In the present study the basic physicochemical composition (fat, protein, and moisture) and heavy metal content profile (Pb, Cd, Cs) of two popular edible wild mushrooms of the species Boletus edulis and Cantharellus cibarius harvested from the forests of Vatra Dorna, Romania were determined. Both investigated mushrooms samples demonstrated a good protein source with the means ranged from 1.58-2.91. In addition, analyzed mushrooms showed a low-fat content presenting values of 0.41- 0.45. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry technique (ICP-MS) presents heavy metal content from B. edulis and C. cibarius samples ranged from 0.9 - 0.12 for Pb and 0.16 - 0.25 for Cd, respectively.


Boletus edulis, Cantharellus cibarius, ICP-MS, physicochemical composition.

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