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Essential oil of Aegle marmelos as a safe plant-based antimicrobial against postharvest microbial infestations and aflatoxin contamination of food commodities.
J Food Sci. 2009 Aug; 74(6):M302-7.JF

Abstract

The essential oil of Aegle marmelos L. Correa (Rutaceae) showed strong fungitoxicity against some storage fungi-causing contamination of foodstuffs. The oil also showed efficacy as aflatoxin suppressor at 500 microL/L as it completely arrested the aflatoxin B(1) production by the toxigenic strains (Navjot 4NSt and Saktiman 3NSt) of Aspergillus flavus Link. Keeping in view the side effects of synthetic fungicides, A. marmelos oil may be recommended as an antimicrobial of plant origin to enhance the shelf life of stored food commodities by controlling the fungal growth as well as aflatoxin secretion. This is the 1st report on aflatoxin B(1) inhibitory nature of this oil. A. marmelos oil may be recommended as a novel plant-based antimicrobial in food protection over synthetic preservatives, most of which are reported to incite environmental problems because of their nonbiodegradable nature and side effects on mammals. The LD(50) of Aegle oil was found to be 23659.93 mg/kg body weight in mice (Mus musculus L.) when administered for acute oral toxicity showing nonmammalian toxicity of the oil. GC-MS analysis of the oil found DL-Limonene to be major component.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Banaras Hindu Univ., Varanasi, India-221005.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19723215

Citation

Singh, Priyanka, et al. "Essential Oil of Aegle Marmelos as a Safe Plant-based Antimicrobial Against Postharvest Microbial Infestations and Aflatoxin Contamination of Food Commodities." Journal of Food Science, vol. 74, no. 6, 2009, pp. M302-7.
Singh P, Kumar A, Dubey NK, et al. Essential oil of Aegle marmelos as a safe plant-based antimicrobial against postharvest microbial infestations and aflatoxin contamination of food commodities. J Food Sci. 2009;74(6):M302-7.
Singh, P., Kumar, A., Dubey, N. K., & Gupta, R. (2009). Essential oil of Aegle marmelos as a safe plant-based antimicrobial against postharvest microbial infestations and aflatoxin contamination of food commodities. Journal of Food Science, 74(6), M302-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2009.01223.x
Singh P, et al. Essential Oil of Aegle Marmelos as a Safe Plant-based Antimicrobial Against Postharvest Microbial Infestations and Aflatoxin Contamination of Food Commodities. J Food Sci. 2009;74(6):M302-7. PubMed PMID: 19723215.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Essential oil of Aegle marmelos as a safe plant-based antimicrobial against postharvest microbial infestations and aflatoxin contamination of food commodities. AU - Singh,Priyanka, AU - Kumar,Ashok, AU - Dubey,Nawal K, AU - Gupta,Rajesh, PY - 2009/9/3/entrez PY - 2009/9/3/pubmed PY - 2010/1/13/medline SP - M302 EP - 7 JF - Journal of food science JO - J Food Sci VL - 74 IS - 6 N2 - The essential oil of Aegle marmelos L. Correa (Rutaceae) showed strong fungitoxicity against some storage fungi-causing contamination of foodstuffs. The oil also showed efficacy as aflatoxin suppressor at 500 microL/L as it completely arrested the aflatoxin B(1) production by the toxigenic strains (Navjot 4NSt and Saktiman 3NSt) of Aspergillus flavus Link. Keeping in view the side effects of synthetic fungicides, A. marmelos oil may be recommended as an antimicrobial of plant origin to enhance the shelf life of stored food commodities by controlling the fungal growth as well as aflatoxin secretion. This is the 1st report on aflatoxin B(1) inhibitory nature of this oil. A. marmelos oil may be recommended as a novel plant-based antimicrobial in food protection over synthetic preservatives, most of which are reported to incite environmental problems because of their nonbiodegradable nature and side effects on mammals. The LD(50) of Aegle oil was found to be 23659.93 mg/kg body weight in mice (Mus musculus L.) when administered for acute oral toxicity showing nonmammalian toxicity of the oil. GC-MS analysis of the oil found DL-Limonene to be major component. SN - 1750-3841 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19723215/Essential_oil_of_Aegle_marmelos_as_a_safe_plant_based_antimicrobial_against_postharvest_microbial_infestations_and_aflatoxin_contamination_of_food_commodities_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -