Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Soak your meat in tea to decrease bacteria?

What will they think of next? Scientists found the most effective antimicrobial tea mixture consisted of jasmine tea, green tea, and honey.

"Treating turkey breast slice with combinations of Jasmine tea extract and wildflower dark honey reduced Listeria monocytogenes by 10 to 20 percent. Similar reductions of the pathogen were recorded when applied to hot dogs."

It worked well in hot dogs too. The article speculates creating a tea based surface wash for meat and veggies.

I wonder what kind of flavoring it could also add to our food? Green tea infused pork loin? Kobe jasmine steak? The combinations are endless.


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