Natural Extracts Can Cut Chemical Additives in Food Processing

Newswise, Nov. 12, 2010

Extracts from natural sources such as green tea, grape seed and bacteriocins such as nisin could be alternatives for food processors instead of chemicals as a means of protecting against pathogen contamination.

“There has been increasing evidence on the antimicrobial activities of the extracts from culinary ingredients such as green tea, grape seed and spices against foodborne pathogens,” Navam Hettiarachchy said.

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