by Medindia Content Team on  November 30, 2005 at 7:21 PM Diet & Nutrition News
Garlic inhibits fungal growth and protects food
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.

Garlic otherwise too is very helpful in health. It is helpful in heart ailments, cholesterol and general well being.

The extract is very potent and can be consumed as well. Thus it holds promise in the food industry.

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