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Aflatoxin degradation in rice

Ali Mohamadi Sani (Young Researchers and Elite Club, Quchan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Quchan, Iran)
Mahya Sheikhzadeh (Department of Food Science and Technology, Quchan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Quchan, Iran)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 10 July 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to provide information on the different methods of aflatoxin (AFT) degradation in rice.

Design/methodology/approach

Crops that are affected by AFT contamination include cereals, oilseeds, spices and tree nuts. AFT in rice may harm health to great extent, and if not properly determined, may cause death. The production and occurrence of mycotoxins differ depending on the geographic and climatic and environmental conditions; however, these toxicants can never be removed completely from the food supply.

Findings

Mycotoxins are commonly present in cereal grains such as rice and are not completely destroyed during their cooking and processing.

Originality/value

No review on detoxification of AFT has been found in rice.

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Citation

Mohamadi Sani, A. and Sheikhzadeh, M. (2017), "Aflatoxin degradation in rice", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 47 No. 4, pp. 469-476. https://doi.org/10.1108/NFS-03-2017-0043

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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