Mold is an infection that can affect our health
European University of Lefke (EUL) Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty Member, Assist. Prof. Dr. Tuba GĂŒnebak talked about ways to prevent mold growth in foods.
âMold is an infection that can affect human health rather than just a microorganism that reproduces in food. The fact that the kitchen is a moist area also facilitates the growth of mold. The molds can be green, black or white. âGĂŒnebak said that when foodÂ becomes moldy, its taste, appearance, color and smell changed. Stating that mycotoxins produced especially in cereal products and nuts are very dangerous for human health, GĂŒnebak said, âAflatoxin is a mold toxin that can reproduce especially in oilseeds such as peanuts, corn and dried fruits and is very risky in terms of human health. There are studies in which he is even associated with liver cancer. â
Mold in a moldy food while in an open area can contaminate another clean food by air
“The most effective way to prevent mold growth in foods is to buy food that can be consumed in a short time,” said GĂŒnebak. And she listed the ways to prevent mold production in food as follows:
Wash your sinks every day with vinegar.