publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Anti-listerial effects of essential oils and herbs in fresh-cut produce: opportunities and limitations

Scollard, Johann;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: University of Limerick
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
peer-reviewed The potential anti-listerial benefits of essential oils and herbs in fresh-cut produce systems were investigated. Interactions with modified atmospheres and product types were examined in detail, including effects on quality. A strong anti-listerial response from rosemary herb was discovered during maceration and the chemical basis of this determined for future exploitation. The anti-listerial properties of essential oils (thyme, oregano and rosemary), under a range of storage atmospheres (air, 5%CO2/2%,O2/93%N2 and 20%CO2/1% O2/79%N2) and temperatures (4 and 8??C), were examined using a model vegetable system. Effectiveness was in the order thyme ...
Subjects
free text keywords: anti-liserial effects, essential oils, herbs, fresh cut produce systems
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