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Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality by M Taylor

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16

Using natural antimicrobials to enhance the safety and quality of fruit- and vegetable-based beverages

M.C. Pina-Pérez, D. Rodrigo,  and A. Martinez     Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC), Valencia, Spain

Abstract

This chapter reviews current advances related to the addition of natural antimicrobials to fruit-based beverages. It discusses the most important developments in enhancing beverage safety and quality, and examines, in detail, the biological basis of the contribution of the phytochemicals studied, individually or combined with other food-processing technologies.

Keywords

Beverages; Fruit juices; Hurdle technology; Natural antimicrobials; Non-thermal technologies; Vegetable ingredients

16.1. Introduction

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