Potassium permanganate cleansing is an effective sanitary method for the reduction of bacterial bioload on raw Coriandrum sativum

Supram Hosuru Subramanya, Vasudha Pai, Indira Bairy, Niranjan Nayak, Shishir Gokhale, Brijesh Sathian

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Objective: Raw vegetables including flowers, leaves, stems, and roots are important carriers of food borne pathogens. We evaluated the bacteriological contamination of unwashed coriander leaves, and effectiveness of cleansing with 0.1% potassium permanganate solution as decontamination method. Results: Significant bacterial contamination including pathogens like Salmonella species and Aeromonas species were isolated from unwashed coriander leaves. Decontamination with 0.1% potassium permanganate was found to be more effective than three steps wash with sterile water.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124
JournalBMC Research Notes
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13-02-2018


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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