:: Newspaper Article Synopsis
The Spices such as garlic, cloves, cinammon, oregano and sage can kill E. coli on raw ground beef.
:: Newspaper Article Referred to
Daniel Fung, Kansas State University, at a meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.
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:: Spices Protect Bacteria From Food Irradiation!
Unexpected Finding Shows Chili Powder, Pepper and Turmeric Prevent Destruction of E. coli in Tests Researchers in India say that some common spices " red chili powder, black pepper and turmeric " can actually prevent bacteria such as E. coli from being destroyed by irradiation. On the plus side, however, the researchers believe their findings indicate that spice extracts could be used to protect healthy tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy. The research, conducted at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbai, India, is reported in the current print issue (April 17) of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a peer-reviewed monthly publication of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.