What foods contain aflatoxins?

Aflatoxins are present in the following foods:

  • Groundnuts
  • Tree nuts
  • Maize
  • Rice
  • Figs
  • Spices

Aflatoxins are a type of toxins that are produced by fungi. It is mainly found in agricultural crops. The main fungi that produce aflatoxins are Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus, which are abundant in warm and humid regions of the world.

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