Lime EO and Foodborne Pathogens

RESEARCH: Do you LOVE cream-filled pastries?

Cream-filled pastries can be DELICIOUS... and more susceptible to spoilage. However, this 2011 study investigated the potential use of Lime essential oil against food-borne pathogens. Lime essential oil is widely used in baked goods, so it would be a natural choice for inclusion in cream-filled pastries. In this study, pathogens from cream-filled pastries were isolated for testing with Lime essential oil.

THE RESULTS: According to their findings, Lime oil can increase the time needed for the spoilage bacteria to reach concentrations able to produce a perceivable spoilage and it may consequently reduce the risk of diseases associated with consumption of contaminated products.

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