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ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL AND SOME MINERAL CONTENTS OF WILD EDIBLE MUSHROOM Ramaria stricta

Published in AgroLife Scientific Journal, Volume 9, Number 1
Written by Tetiana KRUPODOROVA, Mustafa SEVINDIK

People have used mushrooms for many different diseases for thousands of years. Although mushrooms are considered as nutrients for the first time, it has been determined by researches that they have medicinal properties. In this study, antioxidant status, oxidant status and some mineral contents of wild edible mushroom Ramaria stricta (Pers.) Quél were determined. The antioxidant and oxidant states of the mushroom were measured using Rel Assay kits. Element contents were determined using atomic absorption spectrometry. In this study, the antioxidant potential of R. stricta mushroom used in our study has been evaluated to be high in term of total antioxidant status (TAS) values (4.223 ± 0.054 mmol/l), total oxidant status (TOS) values (8.201 ± 0.095 μmol/l), and oxidative stress index (OSI) value (0.194 ± 0.001). Fruitbodies of R. stricta contains essential mineral elements which are of immense health benefit. The highest Fe content (451.21 ± 5.56 mg.kg-1) was found in mushroom samples. It was established high Cu content (95.54 ± 2.06 mg.kg-1), and Zn content (39.19 ± 1.07 mg.kg-1). Ni content was 7.17 ± 0.32 mg.kg-1. A lower content (2.18 ± 0.10 mg.kg-1) was recorded for Pb. In addition, element contents were found to be at normal levels. As a result, R. stricta mushroom is thought to be a natural antioxidant source.

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