Detection of Mycotoxins in Nuts

Preliminary and fine size reduction

Mykotoxins are natural metabolism products of molds which have a toxic effect on humans and animals. Just like micro-organisms which generate antibiotics, molds which generate mycotoxins have spread all over the world. Aflatoxins are the most toxic form of mycotoxins. Some types of food show an increased risk of aflatoxin release due to fungal infestation: dried fruit, spices, nuts (peanuts, hazelnuts, pistachios) and grain (wheat, corn).

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