What toxin is produced in moist grains? The aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is one of the strongest chemical carcinogenic substances found currently. Aflatoxins are almost inevitable in agricultural products, and peanuts and corn are the most susceptible to contamination by Aspergillus flavus to become aflatoxin peanuts and aflatoxin corn.
Aflatoxins may also reach dangerous levels because it can not be found by naked eyes. From a safety perspective, refined oil is more advantageous. If you like the self-pressing crude oil, you should try to use peanuts or other oil crops that are dry and well preserved in the material after harvesting. Otherwise, the oil will contain aflatoxin.
Many people know that long-term mildew in grain can produce aflatoxins after grain harvesting. Aflatoxin can form in the normal growing season of crops. For example, the Aspergillus flavus seed in the soil will germ in the corn cob. If it is planted during a dry and hot time, the content of aflatoxin will increase significantly. Besides, too dense planting, too many weeds, insufficient nitrogen fertilizer, insects and other factors are also conducive to the formation of aflatoxins.
In agricultural production, corn exceeding the standard in aflatoxin is common. If all aflatoxin corn needs to be destroyed, it will be a big loss. Scientists have also found some reasonable ways to use them. For example, it can be mixed with unpolluted corn to reduce the total content to a lower level. Such an approach cannot be used for human food but is acceptable for livestock feed. If the standard is not excessive, it can also be fed to adult pigs, cattle, chickens, etc. Aflatoxin is difficult to remain in the meat. Besides, winemaking is also a way to fix this problem. After distillation, aflatoxins cannot enter the wine. However, the remaining distiller's grains contain a lot of toxins, so they can't be used as feed.