Publication year: 2012 Source: Food Research International, Available online 22 February 2012 Paula Rodrigues, Armando Venâncio, Nelson Lima Almond tree,Prunus dulcis, is a cultivated tree originating from wild trees from Central Asia which is currently dispersed throughout the world, mainly in Mediterranean countries and others with similar climatic characteristics, like USA. Chestnuts are produced by a wide variety of species from the genusCastanea. These species divide into three major groups that have specific geographical distribution and produce three varieties of chestnuts: the Asian (Japanese and Chinese) chestnut; the American chestnut; and the European (sweet) chestnut.Studies on mycobiota of almonds and chestnuts make it clear thatAspergillusspecies are frequent in these commodities, being SectionsFlaviandNigrithe predominant aspergilla.
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Mycobiota and mycotoxins of almonds and chestnuts with special reference to aflatoxins