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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1293-1300
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.158


Effect of Heat Treatment and Gamma Irradiation on the Total Bacterial Count of Selected Millet Grains (Jowar, Bajra and Foxtail)
Praveen Kumar Dikkala*, T.V. Hymavathi, Pradeepa Roberts and M. Sujatha
Post Graduate and Research Centre, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad-500030, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Heat treatment and irradiation are the two advanced and innovative processing technologies for the inactivation of microorganisms to ensure the safety by extending the shelf life of foods. Irradiation along with the heat treatment proved that synergistic effect in the reduction of bacterial spores.Fungal count during storage gradually decreased up to 60 days and increased again almost to a level of 0th day to 90th day. Irrespective of treatments and storage the least fungal count was observed in pearl millet followed by sorghum and foxtail millet. The effect of storage was observed on foxtail millet than sorghum and pearl millet. Thus the present study is demonstrated that heat treatment and irradiation were more effective in controlling the microbial load than heat treatment alone.


Keywords: Gamma irradiation, Millet grains, Total bacterial count
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Praveen Kumar Dikkala, T.V. Hymavathi, Pradeepa Roberts and Sujatha, M. 2018. Effect of Heat Treatment and Gamma Irradiation on the Total Bacterial Count of Selected Millet Grains (Jowar, Bajra and Foxtail).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1293-1300. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.158