Masticatories are prone to fungal and mycotoxin contamination during postharvest processing. The plant based preservatives may be recommended as safe alternatives of synthetic chemicals for their proper storage to protect them from fungal and mycotoxins contamination. This review presents an overview on mycoflora and mycotoxins associated with plant masticatories and prospectives of essential oils and their nanoencapsulated formulations as safe plant based preservatives.
Singh, A., Dwivedy, A. K., Singh, V. K., Upadhyay, N., Chaudhari, A. K., Das, S., & Dubey, N. K. (2019, January 1). Essential oils based formulations as safe preservatives for stored plant masticatories against fungal and mycotoxin contamination: A review. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2018.12.003