Mycotoxin

by Allergy Guy

Mycotoxin

Mycotoxins are poisons produced by fungi , such as
molds
, mushrooms and yeasts.

Myotoxins can appear in food, which is one cause of food poisoning. They can cause indoor air quality problems when certain molds grow in buildings.

Myotoxins fall into several groups including Aflatoxins, Ochratoxin A, Patulin and Fusarium.



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1 Katherine Kohl August 17, 2015 at 06:16

quinoa can have mycotoxin that occur during the growth of fungi on the quinoa crop in the field or in the storage. This may be what causes such severe reactions in many people who try quinoa. …

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2 sheila shortz February 7, 2011 at 15:51

What Mycotoxin can quinoa be afflicted with? This is a concern of mine. We need to test for the right micrtoxins.
Looking for validated info.

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3 Allergy Guy February 7, 2011 at 21:34

You would only have to worry about mycotoxins if the quinoa was moldy because it is molds that make mycotoxins.

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