Nutritional Profile and Mycotoxin Load on Stored Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) at Hyderabad Division

I. H. GHANGHRO, T. M. JAHANGIR, M. J. CHANNA, A. A. MEMON

Abstract


Barley is the most imperative cereal crop and ranks on 4th around the world after wheat, corn and rice. The aim of present research work to determine the Nutritional, phytochemical and Mineral profile and mycotoxin load, 05 barley samples were collected from Hyderabad Division. The nutritional, phytochemical and mineral profile indicate that the barley contain significant level of carbohydrates, protein, Alkaloids, Flavonoids, tannins, saponins and antioxidants, the trace and mineral profile of the barley samples indicates the nutrient potential, in the present study the significant quantity of metals (Co, Ni, K, N, Mg, Zn, Ca and Fe) was observed in all barley samples of the Hyderabad division. The mycotoxins load (total aflatoxin) on the barley samples were estimated in ng/g , the highest load 47 ng/g of total aflatoxin was observed in the TA samples and level, the lowest level of the total aflatoxin was observed in the samples of MPK.
Therefore it was concluded on presents facts that barley is nutrient rich cereals but due to the presence of mycotoxin the quality of nutrient present in barley has lost and can leaving the severe health effect on human when consumed aflatoxin contaminated barley chronically.


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