Occurrence of aflatoxins in oilseeds providing cocoa-butter substitutes.

  title={Occurrence of aflatoxins in oilseeds providing cocoa-butter substitutes.},
  author={S J Kershaw},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={43 5},
  • S J Kershaw
  • Published 1982 in Applied and environmental microbiology
Four oilseeds providing cocoa-butter substitutes--shea, pentadecima, illipe, and salseed--when tested as substrates for aflatoxin production by two strains of Aspergillus parasiticus, gave varying levels of aflatoxin. Aflatoxins were found at low levels occurring naturally in moldy shea-nuts, but none of 21 commercial shea-nut samples contained greater than 20 micrograms of aflatoxin B1 per kg.