Aflatoxin, a liver-damaging toxin produced by mold, can occur in peanuts as well as in other legumes, nuts, seeds, corn, wheat, other crops and some spices. Should peanut-lovers in the U.S. be concerned?
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They’re a nutritious snack, but peanuts can also be a source of aflatoxin, a toxin produced by certain strains of mold. Here's what to watch for when buying peanuts, plus tips for storing and using them.