• Mashregh Zamin Zarrin Saffron

    Saffron is a natural spice derived from the flower of crocus sativus and is also known as the" red gold".
    Saffron is the world's costliest spice. saffron with its unique characteristics has been used by different nations for different purposes such as spice, a coloring agent and a perfume.

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    saffron
  • Saffron (crocus sativus)

    Saffron is the world's costliest spice. saffron with its unique characteristics has been used by different nations for different purposes such as spice, a coloring agent and a perfume.

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Sunday, 21 April 2019

The aim of this study was to detect the amount of aflatoxin total (AFT) in raw pistachio samples in Torbat-e-Heydarieh in north-east of Iran. For this purpose, 48 raw pistachio samples were collected from Karimi farm in Torbat-e-Heydarieh during October 2014 and analyzed for AFT content by enzyme linked immune-sorbent assay (ELISA) technique. Results showed that the the minimum, maximum and average ± standard deviation of AFT was respectively 0.27, 0.3, 0.95±0.62ng/g in the raw pistachio samples. The AFT concentration in the samples was lower than the national (15ng/g) and EU (10ng/g) standards. The situation seems to be suitable in the raw samples, but the storage condition must be in mind to prevent the contamination and production of the mycotoxin.

Keywords: Aflatoxin, Pistachio, ELISA, Torbat-e-Heydarieh.