Gaseous Ozonation to Reduce Aflatoxins Levels and Microbial Contamination in Corn Grits

Published on: 12/28/2020
Author/s : Yuri Duarte Porto 1, Felipe Machado Trombete 2, Otniel Freitas-Silva 3, Izabela Miranda de Castro 3, Gloria Maria Direito 4 and José Luis Ramirez Ascheri 3.

1. Introduction Maize or corn (Zea mays L.) is a cereal of extreme importance in the diets of many populations, contributing especially as a source of energy because of its high content of starches (up to 73% of kernel weight), proteins (8–13.7%), fatty acids (4–5.4%), as well as vitamins and minerals [1,2]. Corn grits are produced by removing the outer bran, the germ, and the tip cap...

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