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The Mediterranean Diet by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 50

Risks Related to the Presence of Fungal Species and Mycotoxins in Grapes, Wines and Other Derived Products in the Mediterranean Area

Lorenzo Covarelli, PhD lorenzo.covarelli@unipg.it; Laura Tosi, PhD patveg@unipg.it; Giovanni Beccari, PhD giovanni.beccari@progetti.unipg.it    Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

Abstract

The present chapter gives an up-to-date overview of the presence of fungal and mycotoxin contaminations of grapes and grape-derived products in the Mediterranean area. Mycotoxins represent a high risk for public health in food commodities worldwide. Aspergillus carbonarius and Aspergillus niger “aggregate” are the main fungal species causing grape rot and producing ...

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