Effects of chitosan-essential oil coatings on safety and quality of fresh blueberries.

@article{Sun2014EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of chitosan-essential oil coatings on safety and quality of fresh blueberries.},
  author={Xiuxiu Sun and Jan A. Narciso and Zhe Wang and Christopher M Ference and Jinhe Bai and Kequan Zhou},
  journal={Journal of food science},
  year={2014},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={M955-60}
}
UNLABELLED Chitosan coating plus different essential oils was developed and applied to fresh blueberries in order to find more natural treatments to preserve fresh fruit quality and safety during postharvest storage. Studies were 1st performed in vitro where wild-type Escherichia coli and Penicillium digitatum were grown in suitable media, and then subjected to 6 essential oils. Three compounds, carvacrol (CAR), cinnamaldehyde (CIN), and trans-cinnamaldehyde (ECIN) had high antimicrobial… CONTINUE READING