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Table 2 Ochratoxin A levels in the spices samples

From: Ochratoxin A in black pepper, white pepper and clove sold in Yaoundé (Cameroon) markets: contamination levels and consumers’ practices increasing health risk

Spice Number of samples Positive samples OTA level in the positive samples (μg/Kg)
Mean ± SD* Min Max
White pepper 20 8 3.30 ± 1.00a 1.81 4.89
Black pepper 20 2 1.53 ± 0.54b 1.15 1.91
Clove 40 0
  1. *Mean values not followed by the same letters are significantly different (p ≤ 0.05)