Using natural antimicrobials to enhance the safety and quality of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables
Application techniques and quality issues
, M. del R. Moreira1
, S.I. Roura1
, J.F. Ayala-Zavala2
, and G.A. González-Aguilar2 1Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, Hermosillo, Mexico
This chapter describes the use of natural antimicrobials as an alternative to synthetic disinfectants in order to assure safety, preserve quality, and extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. It also discusses secondary responses induced by the application of natural agents (antioxidant and flavoring effects).
KeywordsNatural antimicrobials; Secondary ...
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