Comparative Analysis Of Nutritional Value And Aflatoxin Level Of Maize Grain From Different Sites Of RajasthanJournal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.2, No. 8)
Publication Date: 2013-08-25
Authors : Uday Kumar; Bhawana Kweera;
Page : 333-335
Keywords : Key words Maize; Aflatoxin; Nutritional value;
Abstract In the present work nutritional value and aflatoxin contamination in Maize grain from different site of Rajasthan were investigated .The samples of Maize grain were collected from different sites of Rajasthan and stored in jute bags. These samples were evaluated for its nutritional value and aflatoxin contamination using standard methods. The results of investigation show that there is variation in nutritional value and aflatoxin level of maize samples from different sites of Rajasthan. Maize from Ramganj shows the high nutritional value in compare to other four samples. The samples from Bundi and Ramganj show absence of aflatoxins. Maximum level of aflatoxin is found in Alwar maize. Hence from the above analysis it is concluded that percentage of aflatoxin depends on moisture content higher the moisture content more is aflatoxin contamination. This study reveals that the chance of aflatoxin contamination is minimum when the level of moisture content is 8.96 - 9.32.
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