Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 769-776

Antioxidant capacity of several Iranian, wild and cultivated strains of the button mushroom

Tajalli, FaezehMalekzadeh, KhalilSoltanian, HadiJanpoor, JavadRezaeian, ShararehPourianfar, Hamid R

<p>The white button mushroom, <italic>Agaricus bisporus</italic>, is the most commonly grown mushroom in Iran; however, there is a significant shortage of research on its antioxidant activity and other medicinal properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate antioxidant capacity of the methanolic extracts from four cultivated strains and four Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS)-identified, Iranian wild isolates of <italic>A</italic>. <italic>bisporus</italic>. Evaluations were made for total phenols, flavonoids and anthocyanins, and 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) scavenging activity. Overall, results showed that all the wild isolates exhibited significantly lower DPPH-derived EC<sub>50</sub>, compared to the cultivated strains (p < 0.05). A relatively high relationship was observed between total phenols and flavonoids or anthocyanins (r<sup>2</sup> > 0.60). However, these constituents could not statistically differentiate the group of wild samples from the cultivated ones, and there was low correlation with the DPPH-derived EC<sub>50</sub>s (r<sup>2</sup> < 0.40). In conclusion, comparisons showed that wild isolate 4 and cultivated strains A15 and H1 had higher antioxidant capacity than the others (p < 0.05). This result identifies these mushrooms as good candidates for further investigation.</p>.(AU)

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