Natural toxic and antinutrient compounds in plants and processing steps to eliminate them

Under the current trend of a large portion of consumers favouring plant- based food products though vegetarian, vegan or flexitarian diets, a growth area has emerged for food industry to develop plant-based foods or using more plant-based ingredients. Therefore, more than ever, it has become important than we make sure that we have strong understanding of food safety issues related to the consumption and production of plant-based products. This article examines the natural toxicities that many plant foods carry if not properly processed. This article raises issues in an area that food regulators should review.

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