Analysis of phenolic, polysaccharidic and lipidic fractions of mushrooms from northeast Portugal Conference Paper uri icon


  • Mushrooms consumption continues to increase due to their functional benefits and presence of bioactive compounds. Herein, phenolic, polysaccharidic and lipidic fractions of wild mushrooms from Northeast Portugal (Coprinopsis atramentaria, Lactarius bertillonii, Lactarius vellereus, Rhodotus palmatus and Xerocomus chrysenteron) were analysed. Protocatechuic, phydroxybenzoic, p-coumaric and cinnamic acids were found in the phenolic fraction; ramnose, xylose, fucose, arabinose, fructose, glucose, manose, mannitol, sucrose, maltose and trehalose were quantified in polysaccharidic fraction; linoleic and stearic (only in Lactarius sp.) acids, and β- and γ-tocopherols were the main compounds in the lipidic fraction.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012