Guarana extract shows promise as preservative additive

Summary

Extracts from the exotic fruit guarana showed excellent antioxidant and antibacterial properties, which could see the exotic berry making a move into food preservatives, new research suggests.

"Due to their high antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal activities the guarana seed extracts have promising potential as natural antioxidants in the food industries, in the preservation of foodstuffs against a range of food-related bacterial and fungal species or in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries," wrote lead author Lucija Majhenic in the journal Food Chemistry.



Author
Stephen Daniells

Publisher
foodnavigator.com

Group
News-Item

File type
Web Page

Topic
AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Related topics
BIOLOGY, POST HARVEST AND VALUE ADDING

Underutilized species mentioned
Paullinia cupana

Keywords
new products, postharvest activities, processing, processing losses, processing of foods, value added

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