natural preservatives

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil is derived from the flowering tops of the evergreen, shrubby herb found growing wild throughout Mediterranean countries, where it is believed to have originated. Known botanically as Rosmarinus officinalis and belonging to the Lamiaceae family, the upright form of this herb can reach a height of 1.8 metres, although there are other […]

Rainforest Plant Combats Multi-Resistant Bacteria

PhD Jes Gitz Holler from the University of Copenhagen discovered in a research project a compound that targets a particular resistance mechanism in yellow staphylococci. The development of resistance in these specific bacteria is extremely rapid. Bacterial strains that do not respond to treatment have already been found in the USA and Greece.

Rosemary Essential Oil As A Natural Preservative

Although some people already use the popular herb rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) for seasoning their meat, this combination may become more common in the near future as food manufacturers respond to consumer demand for more natural products.

Essential Oils Could Replace Meat Preservatives

Researchers at the University of Extremadura in Spain have found that the essential oils sage and rosemary could slow oxidative spoilage of meat better than synthetic antioxidants butylhydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylhydroxytoluene (BHT). “The results of my research support the idea that new food ingredients from plant kingdom are of interest for the meat industry,” lead […]