Aliu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Tuesday in Offa that maggots infested tomatoes could cause bacterial poisoning when consumed.
”The fungi in rotten tomatoes are sources of potent mycotoxins, which can be detrimental to health.
According to her, rotten tomatoes grow mould on their bodies and serve as an abode for worms and maggots from the common housefly.
”The effect of consuming such tomatoes is not immediate but gradual.
”So it is better to eat the one we feel is expensive that to consume the cheap one and regret later,” Aliu said.