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Allium sativum Garlic Treatment

Arman Malik*

Department of Chemistry, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author:
Arman Malik
Department of Chemistry, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan.
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Received Date: September 12, 2020; Accepted Date: September 15, 2020; Published Date: September 25, 2020

Citation: Malik A (2020) In Allium sativum Garlic Treatment. J Nutraceuticals Food Sci Vol.5 No.4:10.DOI: 10.36648/nutraceuticals.5.4.10

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Garlic, a best antifungal natural substance used for the detoxification purpose specially type B1, 50 g sample was collected from the local super market of the Ravi Road, Lahore and then it was grinder to prepare an aqueous extract. Then blending was done by taking 10 ml of the distilled water and 10 g of the garlic extract and after proper blending filtrate was filtered out with the help of muslin cloth. By using this filtrate, 50 g of the contaminated rice samples were treated and kept on room temperature and incubated for 30 minutes under hood of fumes to get the better results. Statuary and regulatory bodies in the Pakistan must monitor and verify the samples of food for the presence of the aflatoxins on the regular basis, aflatoxins may not be present at the range where it can cause the harmful effects to public health. Meanwhile, taking into account the prevalence of aflatoxins in Pakistan rice and other food commodities must be examine at every stage from field to the end of processing. Aflatoxins also can also be controlled at the early stages by taking over the mold growth at the farm level in specific agricultural types of commodities. Proper measures and precautions must be taken for the inactivation of aflatoxins and reduction of the aflatoxins content in specific post-harvesting types of commodities. It is recommended for consumers to buy products of rice from the authentic sellers. It is also advised that, the food items must be stored in dry and cool conditions and any damage; dirty, opened packaging of the items must be rejected.

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