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Table 3 Ochratoxin A daily intake associated to the spices consumption

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

  Min Max Mean P75 P90 P95
Black pepper
Consumption (g/day) 0.143 5.714 0.939 1.214 2.429 3.214
OTA daily intakea (ng/kg bw/day) 0.004 0.146 0.024 0.031 0.062 0.082
OTA daily intakeb (ng/kg bw/day) 0.005 0.182 0.030 0.039 0.077 0.102
White pepper
Consumption (g/day) 0.286 8.571 1.924 2.286 4.643 5.714
OTA daily intakea (ng/kg bw/day) 0.016 0.471 0.106 0.126 0.255 0.314
OTA daily intakeb (ng/kg bw/day) 0.023 0.699 0.157 0.186 0.378 0.466
  1. aCalculated with the mean OTA content of positive samples
  2. bCalculated with the highest OTA content of positive samples