Effect of different stabilizers on the antibacterial activity of “ginger garlic paste”
AbstractThe effect of five stabilizers i.e. citric acid, sodium metabisulfite, sodium benzoate, olive oil and ascorbic acid mixed in the ginger - garlic paste were evaluated against five pathogens (E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus,
Salmonella typhi, Proteus mirabilis and Enterobacter aerogenes). Activity of the control paste decreased during storage. Antimicrobial activity of the paste was stabilized by various stabilizers when incorporated. Sodium
metabisulfite, olive oil and ascorbic acid were found to be effective to stabilize the antibacterial activity of the paste considerably. E.coli and Salmonella typhi showed more resistance in case of citric acid and sodium benzoate provided in the paste.