Ways to avoid exposure to Aflatoxins.

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Aflatoxins are harmful to both humans and animals. They can affect the liver, kidneys, respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system, reproductive system, and immune system

Ways to help reduce the amount of aflatoxin in food may include the following:UFABET  

  • Choose food that is in a complete package, not broken or damaged. With reliable ingredients and safety standards. If it is food that can be purchased at the market. Choose fresh food that does not smell bad or is damp.
  • Buy ingredients in the right quantities and fresh to minimize the time they are stored. Which may reduce the risk of mold growth later on.
  • Store food and ingredients properly, avoiding areas with high temperatures and humidity.
  • Cooking steps can help reduce the amount of aflatoxin. Such as removing contaminated parts, washing, grinding, and peeling, etc.
  • Cooking food with heat may reduce some of the aflatoxin content. But not all, as aflatoxins are heat-resistant.
  • Soaking vegetables and fruits in lime water or other ash water may help inhibit the effects of aflatoxins in food, but once in the stomach, the chemical reaction can trigger the mold to respond and become harmful again.
  • Drying dry food in the sun can help reduce the moisture content in the food.

However, the Ministry of Public Health has set the aflatoxin contamination limit in food to no more than 20 micrograms per 1 kilogram. Consuming aflatoxin in such an amount may not affect health. However, you should choose to eat fresh food that is free from contamination from both germs and bacteria for good health.