Chemically characterized Mentha cardiaca L. essential oil as plant based preservative in view of efficacy against biodeteriorating fungi of dry fruits, aflatoxin secretion, lipid peroxidation and safety profile assessment.
- Abhishek Kumar Dwivedy,
- Bhanu Prakash,
- Chandan Singh Chanotiya,
- Deepa Bisht,
- Nawal Kishore Dubey
Food Chem Toxicol 2017 Aug 24;106(Pt A):175-184. Epub 2017 May 24.
Laboratory of Herbal Pesticides, Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, U.P., India. Electronic address:
The study reports Mentha cardiaca essential oil (EO) as plant based preservative against fungal and aflatoxin contamination of stored dry fruits. Mycoflora analysis of the dry fruits revealed Aspergillus favus LHP-PV-1 as the most aflatoxigenic isolate with highest Aflatoxin B1 content. M. Read More