Nicotine in dried boletus mushrooms - Causes for contamination must be determined

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German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5281/zenodo.582083
  • Subject: nicotine | Boletus | Germany | ceps | Opinion
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | nervous system | fungi | animal structures

Recently, nicotine has been detected in samples of dried boletus mushrooms. In large doses, nicotine is a strong neurotoxin and natural component of the tobacco plant. Yet food supply plants such as potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines and cauliflower also contain very small ... View more
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