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Tipo: Articolo in rivista
Titolo: Preservation of Chicken Breast Meat Treated with Thyme and Balm Essential Oils
Anno di pubblicazione: 2010
Autori: Fratianni, F.; De Martino,L.; Melone, A.; De Feo,V.; Coppola,R.; Nazzaro,F.
Affiliazioni autori: Fratianni, Coppola, Nazzaro:ISA-CNr; De Martino, Melone, De Feo: UniSA-Fisciano, Salerno
Abstract: The present study evaluated the effects of thyme and balm essential oils on the 3-wk storage of fresh chicken breast meat at 4 æC. Thyme and, to a lesser extent, balm essential oils reduced DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) radical formation in the meat (25% to 30% and 20%, respectively). Treatment with the 2 essential oils also limited lipid peroxidation and the deterioration of sarcoplasmic proteins, helping to preserve the meat even after 2 wk of storage. Thyme and balm essential oils decreased the natural microflora present in the meat; total microbial content decreased down to 50% in comparison to the control samples. In addition, a clear effect on lactic acid bacterial growth was recorded. Balm essential oil significantly limited the growth of Salmonella sp., whereas thyme essential oil effectively inhibited the growth of Escherichia coli. Our data demonstrate that these 2 essential oils effectively reduced deteriorative processes in chicken meat and extended the shelf life of this fresh product.
Pagine da: M528
Pagine a: M535
Journal of food science
Numero volume: 75
Numero fascicolo: 8
Referee: Sì: Internazionale
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