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Contamination of Plant Foods with Nicotine: An Overview

El-Ramady, Hassan and Abdalla, Neama and Alshaal, Tarek and Elhenawy, Ahmed and Amer, Megahed and Shehata, Ahmed and Paulsen, Jana and Kleinwächter, Maik and Selmar, Dirk and Taha, Hussein (2015) Contamination of Plant Foods with Nicotine: An Overview. DBG Reports.

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Abstract

It is well known that, the explorer "Christopher Columbus" encountered tobacco in the 1400s during his earliest journey to the New World. Tobacco plant is native to North America and other parts of the Western Hemisphere. Furthermore, plant of tobacco contains nicotine and its use has a history that dates back to the earliest records of settlers arriving in America. Moreover, American Indians introduced these settlers to the tobacco plant. In various recent publications elevated nicotine concentrations have been reported to occur in many different foods and plant derived commodities (such as fungi, tea, fruit teas, spices and medicinal plants). Whereas, it is recorded that, high nicotine contaminations are also present in many plant derived products. Up till now, the causes of these contaminations are unknown and they are found in both conventional and in organic products. Thus, field and in vitro experiments are required to elucidate the origin for these nicotine contaminations. Therefore, this work aims to highlight on the nicotine contamination in some different food plants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tobacco, Nicotine, Contaminant, Food Plants, In Vitro Study
Depositing User: Hassan El-Ramady
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 16:06
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2015 16:28
URI: http://eprints.dbges.de/id/eprint/1088

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