Effect of Yucca baccata butanolic extract on the shelf life of chicken and development of an antimicrobial packaging for beef

G. J. Gutiérrez-García, L. A. Quintana-Romero, G. G. Morales-Figueroa, J. Esparza-Romero, R. Pérez-Morales, M. A. López-Mata, J. Juárez, J. J. Sánchez-Escalante, E. Peralta, Luis Quihui-Cota, H. Soto-Valdez*

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Abstract

Yucca baccata is a native plant to the Mexican desert which contains saponins with potential to be used as antimicrobial agent. Yucca baccata butanolic extract (YBE) obtained from the stem of the plant contained 30% of total saponins. The minimum inhibitory concentration of the YBE against Pseudomonas aeruginosa was determined as 37.25 mg/mL. The addition of 1% (w/w) of YBE to ground chicken meat decreased the growth of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (AMB) being able to extend the shelf life of the chicken meat, exposed to air, from 6 to 8 days at 4 °C. Then, a film made of low density polyethylene was manufactured with addition of 5% of YBE to be used as packaging for beef. The film resembled commercial films with a slightly beige tone. The YBE film extended the shelf life of ground beef, exposed to air, from 3 to 8 days at 4 °C. These results revealed that YBE has potential to be used as an innovative natural antimicrobial additive for food and food packaging with commercial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108142
JournalFood Control
Volume127
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are grateful to the CONACYT scholarship program for supporting Gutiérrez-García, G.J. author. We also acknowledge Miguel Angel Esquer Salcido for the permission to collect samples of Yucca baccata in his property at the Ejido Vicente Guerrero of the municipality of Cananea.

Funding Information:
We are grateful to the CONACYT scholarship program for supporting Guti?rrez-Garc?a, G.J. author. We also acknowledge Miguel Angel Esquer Salcido for the permission to collect samples of Yucca baccata in his property at the Ejido Vicente Guerrero of the municipality of Cananea.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 Elsevier Ltd

Keywords

  • Antibacterial packaging
  • Antimicrobial packaging
  • Beef
  • Butanolic extract
  • Chicken
  • Shelf life
  • Yucca baccata

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