Library Subscription: Guest
Begell Digital Portal Begell Digital Library eBooks Journals References & Proceedings Research Collections
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
IF: 1.423 5-Year IF: 1.525 SJR: 0.433 SNIP: 0.661 CiteScore™: 1.38

ISSN Print: 1521-9437
ISSN Online: 1940-4344

International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushr.v12.i3.90
pages 299-307

Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Culinary-Medicinal Morel Mushrooms, Morchella Dill. ex Pers. (Ascomycetes): Relation to Color and Phenol Contents

Gurinaz Jander-Shagug
Applied Microbiology and Mycology Department, MIGAL, Kiryat Shmona, Israel; 2Tel Hai Academic College, Upper Galilee, Israel
Segula Masaphy
Migal, Galilee Research Institute, Kiryat Shmona, Israel; Tel Hai College, Kiryat Shmona, Israel

ABSTRACT

Morels (Morchella spp.) are sought-after edible mushrooms encompassing several different species that differ in head color and ecological characteristics. High phenotypic variability, including differences in color, is also found within the species. In the present report, the relationships between antioxidant content as radical-scavenging activity (RSA), phenol content, and color within populations of two Morchella species, M. vulgaris and M. esculenta, were studied. Total RSA measured using the radical DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl), total phenols measured after methanolic extraction, and ascocarp darkness measured by chromatometer were correlated. All three parameters exhibited high levels of variability among individual ascocarps within each species population. For both species, RSA correlated well with phenol content (R2 = 0.85 and 0.82 for M. vulgaris and M. esculenta, respectively). In addition, darker mushrooms within populations of each species had higher RSA and phenol contents than light-colored mushrooms.


Articles with similar content:

Antioxidant Properties of Extracts of Wild Medicinal Mushroom Species from Croatia
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Vol.13, 2011, issue 3
Dunja Samec, Jasenka Piljac-Zegarac, Ante Piljac, Armin Mesic, Zdenko Tkalcec
Comparative Study of Wild Edible Mushrooms as Sources of Antioxidants
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Vol.13, 2011, issue 4
Anna M. Witkowska, Matgorzata E. Zujko, Iwona Mironczuk-Chodakowska
Quantification of Water-Soluble Metabolites in Medicinal Mushrooms Using Proton NMR Spectroscopy
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Vol.18, 2016, issue 5
Carolyn M. Slupsky, Yu-Chang Lo, Jeng-Leun Mau, Shih-Chang Chien, Darya O. Mishchuk
Nutritional Composition of Three Domesticated Culinary-Medicinal Mushrooms: Oudemansiella sudmusida, Lentinus squarrosulus, and Tremella aurantialba
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Vol.17, 2015, issue 1
Hui Cao, Yan Yang, Jing-Song Zhang, Chuan-hua Li, Shuai Zhou, Zhong Zhang, Qing-jiu Tang Tang
Antioxidant, Anticancer, Antimicrobial, and Antibiofilm Properties of the Culinary-Medicinal Fairy Ring Mushroom, Marasmius oreades (Agaricomycetes)
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Vol.21, 2019, issue 6
Nergiz Demirtas, Naznoosh Shomali, Okan Onar, Ozlem Yildirim, Basar Karaca, Ilgaz Akata, Arzu Coleri Cihan