Canadian Mustard Fact Sheet #2
A Natural Antimicrobial Ingredient for Food Applications
Mustard’s inherent antimicrobial properties fit well as a natural preservative. Contains information on antimicrobial activity of mustard; how it can be used in dry fermented sausage and other meat products; use of mustard flours as antimicrobial films or coatings.
Mustard’s natural inherent antimicrobial properties should fit well with the food industry’s growing interest and increasing consumer demand for the use of a natural preservative to enhance food safety and increase shelf-life of prepared packaged foods with a “clean label” claim.