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Title: Amanita ponderosa mushrooms: inorganic profile and toxicological evaluation
Authors: Salvador, C
Martins, M Rosário
Arteiro, J Maria
Caldeira, A Teresa
Keywords: Amanita ponderosa
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Salvador, C., Martins, M. R., Arteiro, J. M., Caldeira, A. T. (2011). Amanita ponderosa mushrooms: inorganic profile and toxicological evaluation. Abstract Book of I Jornadas Ibéricas de Toxicologia pp 90-91. Faculdade de Ciencias de saúde, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
Abstract: Amanita ponderosa are wild eatable mushrooms that grow spontaneously in some microclimates, particularly in Alentejo and Andalusia. Due to the symbiotic relation, mushrooms can accumulate high metal concentrations, consequently is important to estimate the trace metal contents to assessing exposure risks. Mushrooms contain many different dietary nutrients with high antioxidant capacity, such as phenolic compounds and vitamins. Polysaccharides are believed to be the bioactive ingredients involved in antimicrobial, antitumoral and anti-inflammatory effects. In fact, mushrooms are attractive as functional foods. In this study, we evaluate the inorganic composition of several A. ponderosa strains and the toxicological effects of phenolic and protein-polysaccharide extracts.
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