Nigeria: Rotten tomatoes cause cancer-NAFDAC
London, September 30, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against the consumption of rotten tomatoes to forestall cancer.
According to her, rotten tomatoes contain micro organisms that induce cancer.
“Mycotoxins are deadly, and can cause all sorts of poisoning in the body,” the director said.
She said that some research suggested that mycotoxins could also cause kidney damage.
She, however, stressed that the toxins could not be washed or killed by heating “because mycotoxins are heat-resistant.”
She, therefore, advised consumers to keep-off rotten tomatoes often sold cheap in the market, saying “it was better to spend money to prolong life than to use such money to buy death.”