MSU Research Reveals Aflatoxin in Sunflower Seeds

In a study conducted in Tanzania, researchers from the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, found evidence of a toxin produced by molds in sunflower seeds.

May 25, 2017

In a study conducted in Tanzania, researchers from the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, found evidence of a toxin produced by molds in sunflower seeds. The occurrance of aflatoxin, from Aspergillus molds, is a world-wide health concern, particularly in low-income countries. The full story is presented in the April 21, 2017, issue of MSU Today: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2017/sunflower-seeds-traced-as-source-of-toxic-mold-potent-liver-carcinogen/.

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