Components of culture medium Culture medium MPM - Control Culture medium MPM – PE Culture medium MPM – PEOX  
Metals
(mg/kg)
Pro-oxidant additive Masterbatch MPM* After harvest P. sajor-caju - Fruiting body After harvest P. sajor-caju - Fruiting body After harvest P. sajor-caju - Fruiting body Limit of detection
Al 11.41 9,693.00 298.40 635.62 25.02 518.97 15.69 678.14 36.29 0.1
Ba < L.D. 49.93 < L.D. < L.D. < L.D. 21.66 < L.D. 17.35 < L.D. 0.1
Cd < L.D. < L.D. < L.D. ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.02
Ca 63.70 131,134. 20 4,189.40 6,756.58 206.44 5,986.49 239.61 6,987.18 412.93 0.01
Pb < L.D. < L.D. < L.D. ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.05
Co < L.D. < L.D. < L.D. ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.02
Cu 2.27 < L.D. 2.8 4.25 4.15 3.73 3.82 3.6 4.28 0.01
Cr < L.D. < L.D. < L.D. ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.04
Fe 13.40 248.28 582.50 1,442.65 89.00 1,338.82 58.65 2,004.98 98.13 0.04
Mg 22.60 15,264.98 658.40 1,554.44 1,704.49 1,373.61 1,328.80 1,394.86 1,819.39 0.01
Mn 1,717.71 27,99 64.60 142.82 9.05 130.73 6,52 133.84 9.39 0.01
Ni < L.D. < L.D. < L.D. ND ND ND ND ND ND 0.05
K < L.D. 513.24 695.10 5.99 31,830.38 < L.D. < L.D. 5.86 32,465.85 0.01
Na < L.D. 12,676.34 376.20 237.70 587.80 235.73 376.67 286.49 728.77 0.01
Zn 1.29 2,439.92 15.20 16.07 26.79 14.79 17.53 14.71 28.22 0.01
Figure 2: Quantity of fruiting bodies (biomass of mushrooms) of dehydrated Pleurous sajor-caju obtained after growth on different substrates (MPM, and L), control, unmodified and modified with pro-oxidants. The values indicate the percentage composition of the medium.