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Anti-yeast activity of mentha oil and vapours through in vitro and in vivo (real fruit juices) assays.
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PMID:  23199997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The anti-yeast activity of mentha oil and vapours was evaluated against 8 food spoiling yeasts through disc diffusion, disc volatilisation and micro broth dilution method. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum fungicidal concentration (MFC) varied from 0.28 to 2.25 and 1.13 to 4.5mg/ml, respectively. Furthermore, the anti-yeast efficacy of mentha oil alone and in combination with thermal treatment was evaluated in a real food system i.e. mixed fruit juices. The samples treated with a combination of mentha oil at the MIC, ½ MIC and ¼ MIC levels and thermal treatment enhanced the reduction viability. Chemical characterisation of mentha oil by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) revealed that the dominant compounds were cis-menthone (27.43%), menthol (24.3%), trans-menthone (9.23%), limonene (5.84%), menthofuran (4.44%) and isomenthol (3.21%). Present results established the superior performance of integrated treatment over individual exposure for fruit juice preservation.
Amit Kumar Tyagi; Davide Gottardi; Anushree Malik; Maria Elisabetta Guerzoni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food chemistry     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0308-8146     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Chem     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7702639     Medline TA:  Food Chem     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Applied Microbiology Laboratory, Centre for Rural Development & Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi 110 016, India; Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Sede di Cesena, Piazza G. Goidanich, 60, 47023 Cesena, Italy. Electronic address:
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