Nutritional and Biochemical Profiling of Leucopaxillus candidus (Bres.) Singer Wild Mushroom
AbstractThe wild mushroom Leucopaxillus candidus (Bres.) Singer was studied for the first time to obtain information about its chemical composition, nutritional value and bioactivity. Free sugars, fatty acids, tocopherols, organic and phenolic acids were analysed by chromatographic techniques coupled to different detectors. L. candidus methanolic extract was tested regarding antioxidant potential (reducing power, radical scavenging activity and lipid peroxidation inhibition). L. candidus was shown to be an interesting species in terms of nutritional value, with high content in proteins and carbohydrates, but low fat levels, with the prevalence of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Mannitol was the most abundant free sugar and β-tocopherol was the main tocopherol isoform. Other compounds detected were oxalic and fumaric acids, p-hydroxybenzoic and cinnamic acids. The methanolic extract revealed antioxidant activity and did not show hepatoxicity in porcine liver primary cells. The present study provides new information about L. candidus. View Full-Text
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Vieira, V.; Barros, L.; Martins, A.; Ferreira, I.C.F.R. Nutritional and Biochemical Profiling of Leucopaxillus candidus (Bres.) Singer Wild Mushroom. Molecules 2016, 21, 99.
Vieira V, Barros L, Martins A, Ferreira ICFR. Nutritional and Biochemical Profiling of Leucopaxillus candidus (Bres.) Singer Wild Mushroom. Molecules. 2016; 21(1):99.Chicago/Turabian Style
Vieira, Vanessa; Barros, Lillian; Martins, Anabela; Ferreira, Isabel C.F.R. 2016. "Nutritional and Biochemical Profiling of Leucopaxillus candidus (Bres.) Singer Wild Mushroom." Molecules 21, no. 1: 99.
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