Antimicrobial Natural Products

  title={Antimicrobial Natural Products},
  author={Saeed A. Hayek and Rabin Gyawali and Salam Adnan Ibrahim},
Natural antimicrobials are secondary metabolites that can be found in plants, animals, and microorganisms.Plants, especially herbs and spices, are been given more attention in natural antimicrobial research, however; this chapter focuses on the newly discoveries in fruits and vegetables. Microorganisms that are been used in food fermentation also produce different antimicrobial metabolites including organic acids, hydrogen peroxide, ethanol, and diacetyl in addition to bacteriocins. Products of… CONTINUE READING
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