[Potassium content of edible wild mushrooms]

Z Lebensm Unters Forsch. 1994 Jan;198(1):33-5. doi: 10.1007/BF01195279.
[Article in German]


The average potassium content of edible higher mushroom species is 34,35 g/kg-1 dry matter (SD: 12,91) and thus an important and valuable K-source for human diet. The K-concentration of mushrooms is relatively constant. An accumulation of potassium in the mushroom samples analysed was not found. This fact is confirmed by the results of other authors, too.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Basidiomycota / chemistry*
  • Diet
  • Food Analysis*
  • Humans
  • Potassium / analysis*
  • Species Specificity


  • Potassium