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Alkaloids in edible lupin seeds

A toxicological review and recommendations

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The report reviews the toxicity data on inherent natural toxicants in lupin seeds, especially quinolizidin alkaloids. Lupin seeds are increasingly used in the Nordic countries, partially substituting wheat flour in certain foods. An estimation of the risk by consuming foods containing lupin seeds in the Nordic countries and recommendations to better ensure the safe use of these seeds in foods are given.

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Toxicity and feeding studies

No animal data are available on absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of any of the quinolizidine alkaloids found in L.albus and L. angustifolius.

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