Essential oils can be used to preserve food

Did anyone tell you that essential oils make great food preservatives? A study in the Journal of Food Science shows how essential oils can be used in commercial food packaging to extend the shelf-life and preserve the freshness of food products – naturally! Essential oils are concentrated extracts of aromatic liquids and volatile compounds extracted from roots, peels, leaves, seeds, fruits and bark of different plants. Essential oils are chock-full of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals, neutralize peroxides, prevent lipid oxidation, and more. Essential oils are also highly antimicrobial. Adding essential oils to food packaging is dubbed “active or smart packaging” and knocks-out germs and strengthens film stretchability while improving moisture barriers to prevent food spoilage.

Besides all that, they smell awesome!

Besides all that, they smell awesome!

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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