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August 22, 2018 - Mother Nature Network

Scientists may have found the ultimate food preservative, and it's entirely plant-based

Scientists may have found the ultimate food preservative, and it's entirely plant-based

In a new study, researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore tapped into the power of flavonoids as a preservative and found it protected food better than its artificial counterparts. 

In experiments, the NTU team implanted the natural trigger that produces flavonoids in baker's yeast. The resulting flavonoids boasted two crucial qualities for food preservation: antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.

GruntVegan: Flavonoids are a diverse group of phytonutrients (plant chemicals) found in almost all fruits and vegetables. Along with carotenoids, they are responsible for the vivid colors in fruits and vegetables.

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