Flaxseed meal extract can be used as a novel antimicrobial agent in fresh-cut vegetables. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Antimicrobial Activity of Flaxseed Meal Extract against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus Inoculated on Red Mustard.
J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016 Oct 6. Epub 2016 Oct 6. PMID: 27713208
This study examined the antimicrobial activity of flaxseed meal extract (FME) against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli O157:H7 inoculated on red mustard. With the treatment of 0.7% FME for 3 min, the reduction levels of S. aureus and E. coli O157:H7 populations were 1.23 and 1.83 log CFU/g, respectively. In addition, the combined treatment of 0.7% FME at 50°C for 3 min reduced the populations of the pathogenic bacteria by 2.28 and 2.41 log CFU/g, respectively. Color and vitamin C content were not significantly different between treatments. Thus, FME can be used as a novel antimicrobial agent in fresh-cut vegetables.