Research Article | Volume: 6, Issue: 1, Jan-Feb, 2018

Application of Mentha suaveolens essential oil as an antimicrobial agent in fresh turkey sausages

Abdelaziz Ed-Dra Fouzia Rhazi Filai Mohamed Bou-Idra Badr Zekkori Aziz Bouymajane Najia Moukrad Faouzia Benhallam Amar Bentayeb   

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Published:  Jan 17, 2018

DOI: 10.7324/JABB.2018.60102

The aim of this study is to evaluate the antimicrobial effect of Mentha suaveolens essential oil against pathogenic bacteria in fresh turkey sausages. The essential oil was extracted by hydrodistillation. The antibacterial activity was carried out by agar diffusion and microplates methods against Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia, and Streptococcus faecalis. The antioxidant activity was carried out by ferric reducing antioxidant power and free radical scavenging activities against 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl. The antimicrobial effect on sausages was conducted by the enumeration of S. aureus and E. coli during the storage period of fresh sausages manufactured with different concentrations of essential oil. The results showed that the essential oil of M. suaveolens has an antibacterial effect against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria in addition to its antioxidant activity (EC50 = 3.95 ± 0.03 mg/mL and IC50 = 3.11 ± 0.02 mg/mL). Moreover, the addition of essential oil to fresh sausages has a significant effect against the tested pathogenic bacteria. The present data clearly demonstrate that the essential oil of M. suaveolens has a remarkable antimicrobial and antioxidant activities and can be used as a food additive to extend the shelf life of food products.

Keyword:     Mentha suaveolens Essential oil Antibacterial activity Food preservation Fresh sausage


Ed-dra A, Rhazi Filai F, Bou-Idra M, Zekkori B, Bouymajane A, Moukrad A, Bentayed A. Application of Mentha suaveolens essential oil as an antimicrobial agent in fresh turkey sausages. J App Biol Biotech. 2018;6(1):7-12. DOI: 10.7324/JABB.2018.60102

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