Synergistic interactions between natural preservatives maximize functionality


NIZO food research has discovered that synergistic interactions between different natural preservatives can reduce the cost in use, while improving overall functionality. The natural protein lactoferrin, known to exhibit antimicrobial activity against micro-organisms, combined with an extract of the essential oil thyme oil, almost completely inhibited growth of E. coli because of the synergistic effect of these two natural compounds.

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