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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 1-8

Effect of Origanum elongatum essential oil and heating on Pomegranate Juice Quality
Naima El Moussaoui*, El Ouardy Khay, Nadia Amajoud, Nadia Boujida, Saoulajan Charfi, Nadia Skali Senhaji and Jamal Abrini
University Abdelmalek Essaâdi, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Biology and Health, M’hannech II, BP 2121, Tetouan 93002, Morocco
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The aim of present study was to determine the effect of Origanum elongatum essential oil on the quality of fresh pomegranate juice. The antimicrobial activity of 0.06% (v/v) of essential oil alone and in combination with heat treatment (70 and 80ºC) was evaluated for 30 seconds. Meanwhile, the content of total sugars and pH was recorded at 20ºC for 16th day during conservation. The concentration of 0.06% of essential oil showed a significant effect on microbial growth and chemical variation. Furthermore, it was found that the combined treatment with heat increased the effect of essential oil on microbial viability, and consequently improved the juice conservation process while preserving nutritional and organoleptic qualities.

Keywords: Pomegranate juice,Origanum elongatum, Essential oil,Heat treatment, Antimicrobial activity

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Naima El Moussaoui, El Ouardy Khay, Nadia Amajoud, Nadia Boujida, Saoulajan Charfi, Nadia Skali Senhaji and Jamal Abrini. 2016. Effect of Origanum elongatum Essential Oil and Heating on Pomegranate Juice Quality.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 1-8. doi:
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