ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF NATURAL (DATES AND APPLE CIDER) VINEGARS AGAINST FOODBORNE BACTERIAL PATHOGENS

ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF NATURAL (DATES AND APPLE CIDER) VINEGARS AGAINST FOODBORNE BACTERIAL PATHOGENS

  • علياء رزوقي حسين
Keywords: Antibacterial activity, dates and apple cider vinegars, food borne bacterial pathogens

Abstract

Local food samples investigated for the presence of pathogenic bacteria. Hash meat sample was used to isolate Escherichia coli and chicken meat (poultry) was used to isolate Salmonella typhi. Biochemical tests and API20E system used in order to identify these isolates. Two natural vinegar samples (dates & apple cider) were used in order to study its antibacterial activity against the two tested bacteria. Disc diffusion method was used, the results showed that two vinegar samples have antibacterial activity against the two tested bacteria. Date vinegar showed inhibition zone 19mm against E. coli & 9mm against S. typhi, while Apple cider vinegar showed diameter of inhibition zone 20mm against S. typhi and 13mm against E. coli, also the results showed that control (water) have no antibacterial activity against the two tested bacteria.

Author Biography

علياء رزوقي حسين

Assistant Professor Ph.D., College of Science, Department of Biology, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq [email protected]

Published
2020-06-30