This chapter will discuss the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of various essential oils on possible shelf-life extension of different seafood products. Furthermore, the effect of antimicrobial coatings incorporated with various essential oils on the shelf-life of seafood products will be investigated. Microbiological and physico-chemical properties such as total count, psychrophilic and lactic acid bacterial count, peroxide test, thiobarbituric acid (TBA) test, total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N) test, and pH, also sensory evaluations of seafood products will be included. During this chapter the effect of chemical composition of some essential oils on the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities will be discussed briefly.
Part of the book: Essential Oils