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Antibacterial Activity of Two Bell Pepper Extracts: Capsicum annuum L. and Capsicum frutescens  [2012]

Koffi-Nevry, Rose; Kouassi, Kouassi Clément; Nanga, Zinzerdof Yesse; Koussémon, Marina; et al.

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This study was conducted to determine extracts of fruit used as food ingredients and in traditional medicine for antibacterial activities. The effect of Capsicum annuum and Capsicum frutescens methanol and aqueous extracts on selected bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhimurium, Vibrio cholerae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and Shigella dysenteriae) were investigated. Both extracts were found to be effective against Vibrio cholerae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella typhimurium, while methanol extracts showed the greatest effect. The extract from Capsicum annuum showed a higher antibacterial activity than the one from Capsicum frutescens. The minimal inhibitory concentrations of methanol and aqueous extracts were 0.20 mg mL⁻¹ and 0.25 mg mL⁻¹, respectively. Minimal bactericidal concentrations values of both extracts ranged from 1 to 2.5 mg mL⁻¹. Phytochemical assay revealed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, polyphenols, and sterols. Thus, Capsicum fruits may serve as a source of natural bactericidal agents to be used in food and medicinal systems.
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International journal of food properties
ISSN : 1532-2386

Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Journal Article
In AGRIS since:
2014
Volume:
15
Issue:
5
Start Page:
961
End Page:
971
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group
All titles:
"Antibacterial Activity of Two Bell Pepper Extracts: Capsicum annuum L. and Capsicum frutescens"@eng
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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Journal Article
In AGRIS since:
2014
Volume:
15
Issue:
5
Start Page:
961
End Page:
971
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group
All titles:
"Antibacterial Activity of Two Bell Pepper Extracts: Capsicum annuum L. and Capsicum frutescens"@eng