Sunflower Seeds Traced as Source of Carcinogen

Wochit Headline News - April 21, 2017

A study from Michigan State University showed that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds that pose a health risk.

Researchers found a toxin known as aflatoxin, which commonly affect corn, peanuts, pistachios and almonds, in sunflower seeds.

Gale Strasburg, a nutrition professor at MSU, said in a press release that in Tanzania, where sunflower seeds are a staple, local officials must prevent the contamination of more sunflowers in order to enhance food safety..


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