Potassium permanganate cleansing is an effective sanitary method for the reduction of bacterial bioload on raw Coriandrum sativum

Pai, Vasudha and Bairy, Indira (2018) Potassium permanganate cleansing is an effective sanitary method for the reduction of bacterial bioload on raw Coriandrum sativum. BMC Research Notes, 11 (124). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1756-0500

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Abstract

Objective: Raw vegetables including flowers, leaves, stems, and roots are important carriers of food borne pathogens. We evaluated the bacteriological contamination of unwashed coriander leaves, and effectiveness of cleansing with 0.1% potassium permanganate solution as decontamination method.Results: Significant bacterial contamination including pathogens like Salmonella species and Aeromonas species were isolated from unwashed coriander leaves. Decontamination with 0.1% potassium permanganate was found to be more effective than three steps wash with sterile water.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coriander leaves; Cilantro; Contamination; Potassium permanganate
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 26 May 2018 04:08
Last Modified: 26 May 2018 04:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151140

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