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The potential application of plant essential oils as natural preservatives against Escherichia coli O157H7

Fazlara,A.; Najafzadeh,H.; Lak,E.

Pakistan Journal Of Biological Sciences: 17, 2054-2061


ISSN/ISBN: 1028-8880
Accession: 033896586

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Investigation were carried out to compare the efficiency of three plant essential oils; Zataria multiflora, Carum carvi and Mentha piperita as natural food preservatives. The effect of these plant essential oils at concentrations of 0.0, 0.3, 0.6 and 1% was studied against inoculated Escherichia coli O157:H7 (105 cfu mL-1) in prepared commercial chicken soup stored at 8 and 35 degrees C over seven (168 h) and three (72 h) days, respectively by plate count technique on CT-SMAC agar.

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