Noah, Abimbola A. and Adebisi, K.A (2019) EFFECT OF STORAGE ON MICROBIAL QUALITIES OF LOCAL SPICES IN YEWA ENVIRONS OGUN STATE. In: 42nd Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of Nigeria Society for Microbiology, Crawford University, 3rd -5th September, 2019., 3rd -5th September, 2019., Crawford University.

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The Microbial and storage qualities of some food spices for two weeks were investigated; Negro pepper, locust beans, turmeric, Alligator Pepper and Nutmeg. Blends of the local spices was prepared and preserved at two different storage conditions; room temperature 28oC and refrigeration temperature 4oC (NPR – Negro pepper refrigerated and NPRO – Negro pepper room temperature), (LBR – Locust bean refrigerated and LBRO – Locust bean room temperature), (TMR – Tumeric refrigerated and TMRO – Tumeric room temperature) (APR Alligator Pepper Refrigerated and APRO - Alligator Pepper Room Temperature) (NMR Nutmeg Room Temperature and NMRO Nutmeg Room Temperature). The viable count ranged from 11.00±1.41x103cfu/g to 55.00±9.89cfu/g. The NPRO had the lowest 11.00×103cfu/g while LBR and TMR had the highest 210.00±14.14 × 103 cfu/g and 55.00±9.89 ×103cfu/g respectively. The Staphylococcus count ranged from 5.50±2.17 × 103 to 186.50 ± 16.26 × 103 cfu/g. The fungi count of the local species varied significantly p<0.05 recorded increase in mold growth at refrigerated temperature while local spices stored at room temperature recorded low increase in mold growth. The molds detected were species of Aspergillus, Mucor and Penicillium. This implies that local spices can best be stored and preserved at room temperature to avoid microbial growth thus, improving the shelf life of the local spices. The result shows that storage and preservation of local spices at room temperature should be encouraged.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr. Bolanle Yisau I.
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2021 06:54
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 06:54
URI: http://eprints.federalpolyilaro.edu.ng/id/eprint/1731

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