Submit or Track your Manuscript LOG-IN

Effect of Gamma Radiation on Microflora, Proximate Analysis and Sprouting of Garlic

Effect of Gamma Radiation on Microflora, Proximate Analysis and Sprouting of Garlic

Shagufta Naz1, Ayesha Javed1, Ayesha Saleem1, Khadija Murtaza1, Rukhama Haq1, Akbar Hayat2 and Neelma Munir1,*

1Department of Biotechnology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore; 2Citrus Research Institute, Sargodha, Pakistan


*Correspondence | Neelma Munir, Department of Biotechnology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore; Email: neelma.munir@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

Garlic (Allium sativum L.) belongs to the genus Allium and family Alliaceae is an important and widely cultivated plant. It is used as flavor in various dishes due to its constiuents.composition. Gamma radiation is one of the sterilization technique involves total demolition of all microorganisms and their spores in foods. In recent study garlic samples were treated with three different doses of gamma radiation such as 0.5, 1 and 2 kGy. Effects of gamma radiation were analyzed for different aspects like microflora, moisture, fat, ash, fiber, phenolic content, sprouting inhibition, physiological weight loss, pyruvate analysis and sugar contents. Gamma radiation affected these parameters at higher doses but at 0.5 kGy no significant change was observed. 0.5 kGy prouting was inhibited and microflora was reduced at this dose without affecting its nutritional and sensory qualities. So, it was proved to be the best optimized dose was 0.5kGy.
 

To share on other social networks, click on P-share. What are these?

Journal of Innovative Sciences

December

Vol. 5, Iss. 2, Pages 53-120

Featuring

Click here for more

Subscribe Today

Receive free updates on new articles, opportunities and benefits


Subscribe Unsubscribe