publication . Other literature type . Report . 2009

Nicotine In Dried Boletus Mushrooms - Causes For Contamination Must Be Determined

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment;
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  • Published: 28 Feb 2009
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Abstract
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 amounts of the substance. The cause of nicotine contamination in dried boletus mushrooms has thus far not been determined since nicotine has not been established as a naturally occurring component in mushrooms. Whether the nicotine is the residue of pesticide application has not yet been clarified. In cases where the country of origin was known, the mushrooms in question have originated in China. ...
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Medical Subject Headings: fungifood and beveragesanimal structuresnervous system
free text keywords: Germany, Opinion, nicotine, ceps, Boletus, http://id.agrisemantics.org/gacs/C8210, http://id.agrisemantics.org/gacs/C22702
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publication . Other literature type . Report . 2009

Nicotine In Dried Boletus Mushrooms - Causes For Contamination Must Be Determined

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment;