In a pilot study conducted it has been revealed that garlic extract can inhibit the growth of fungus. This study heralds a new chapter in food safety. Garlic extract can be used a inhibitory against fungal contamination of food. The fungus on which the effect was seen was Aspergillus, a potent strain which spoils foods a lot. It is the commonest fungi to spoil foods and is a menace.
The extract was taken in various concentrations and tested on the fungus culture in lab. The results were encouraging as it inhibits the growth and protects the food.
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The extract is very potent and can be consumed as well. Thus it holds promise in the food industry.