Fabrication and characterization of basil essential oil microcapsule-enriched mayonnaise and its antimicrobial properties against Escherichia coli and Salmonella Typhimurium

ÖZDEMİR N., BAYRAK A., Tat T., Yanik Z. N. , Altay F. , Halkman A. K.

FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol.359, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier


Nowadays, as consumers tend to avoid foods containing synthetic preservatives, technologically processed plant extracts can be a good alternative to these preservatives. In this study, previously obtained basil essential oil microcapsules (BEOM) were added to mayonnaise in order to produce a microbiologically safe product with improved physicochemical properties. Mayonnaises were prepared with 0%, 0.3%, 0.6%, and 0.9% BEOM replacement of the total oil content, called Mayo-Control, Mayo-0.3% BEOM, Mayo-0.6% BEOM, and Mayo-0.9% BEOM, respectively. Additionally, Mayo-SP containing ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid and potassium sorbate was prepared. The enriched mayonnaises displayed better antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli than Mayo-SP and Mayo-Control. Mayo-SP showed the best antimicrobial activity against Salmonella Typhimurium, followed by Mayo-0.9% BEOM. At the end of storage, Mayo-0.9% BEOM had the highest apparent viscosity, G ', and G '' values due to its high content of gum molecules. Trans-2-heptanal, an oxidation product, was not identified in the enriched mayonnaises or Mayo-SP. Finally, BEOM were efficient in providing microbial safety of mayonnaise and also improved the product's oxidative stability, viscosity, and aroma.