Aflatoxins in spices marketed in Portugal.

  title={Aflatoxins in spices marketed in Portugal.},
  author={Maria L{\'i}gia Martins and Herm{\'i}nia Marina Lourdes Martins and Fernando Bernardo},
  journal={Food additives and contaminants},
  volume={18 4},
Seventy-nine prepackaged samples of 12 different types of spice powders (five cardamom, five cayenne pepper, eight chilli, five cloves, seven cumin, five curry) powder, five ginger, five mustard, 10 nutmeg, 12 paprika, five saffron and seven white pepper) were selected from supermarkets and ethnic shops in Lisbon (Portugal) for estimation of aflatoxins by immunoaffinity column clean-up followed by HPLC. Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) was detected in 34 samples of prepackaged spices (43.0%). All of the… CONTINUE READING