Microbial Quality of Alfalfa Seeds and Sprouts after a Chlorine Treatment and Packaging Modifications

  title={Microbial Quality of Alfalfa Seeds and Sprouts after a Chlorine Treatment and Packaging Modifications},
  author={G. SOYLEMEZ and Mindy M. Brashears and Derek A Smith and Susan L. Cuppett},
Alfalfa seeds were treated with chlorine to determine the effect on microbial populations during soaking, sprouting, and refrigerated storage in three packaging environments. Chlorine was effective in reducing microbial populations on the seeds, but numbers increased during sprouting. Chlorine treatments had the most impact on yeast and molds during storage. Yeast and molds were significantly higher in sprouts that were stored in vacuum packages and in sprouts from non-chlorine treated seeds… CONTINUE READING

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