Preventing foodborne illness, naturally -- with cinnamon
Recent findings published in Food Control journal online suggest Cinnamomum cassia oil can work effectively as a natural antibacterial agent in the food industry. The study results add to a body of knowledge that will help improve food safety and reduce or eliminate cases of food poisoning and related deaths.
In the study, the essential oil killed several strains of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli), known to the
The cinnamon cassia oil is effective in low concentrations, she said - about 10 drops diluted in a liter of water killed the bacteria within 24 hours.
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