Aflatoxin Contamination of Stored Groundnuts in Zimbabwe.

Siwela, Andrew H. (1989) Aflatoxin Contamination of Stored Groundnuts in Zimbabwe.

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Abstract

journal article from page 59-63.,Aflatoxins were analyzed in groundnuts stored for either local or export sales in the period 1982/83 to 1986/87. Four hundred and forty-one samples of seven groundnut varieties were collected for analysis. Sixty-eight percent of the samples had total concentrations of aIlatoxin BJ and OJ of up to 25 JIg kg-J. In the 1986/87 groundnut crop, the Flamingo and Makulu Red varieties, which constitute the bulk of export sales, had up to 25 JIgkg-J aIlatoxin BJin 79%of the samples, plus aIlatoxin OJ in 67% of the samples. Overall, the Egret variety was the most susceptible to aIlatoxin contamination during this period.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aflatoxins,Contamination,Groundnuts,Zimbabwe
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > National University of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 01:31
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 01:31
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/1256

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