Effect of sodium nitrite and sodium chloride on growth of lactic acid bacteria

H. Korkeala, Timo Alanko, Tapani Tiusanen

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Abstract

The effect of NaNO2 and NaCl on the growth of 24 lactic acid bacteria strains isolated from vacuum-packed cooked ring sausages were examined by analyzing different growth parameters with Bioscreen. NaNO2 had a very limited effect on the growth of lactic acid bacteria at 50 and 100 mg/l but at 400 mg/l a more pronounced inhibitory effect was found. Bacterial growth was enhanced by 1-2% (w/v) of added NaCl, while NaCl concentrations above 3% (w/v) had a clear inhibitory effect. Leuconostoc isolates seemed to be more sensitive to sodium nitrite and sodium chloride than homofermentative lactobacilli strains. Among homofermentative lactobacilli, the strains resembling Lactobacillus curvatus were more sensitive to NaCl than those resembling Lactobacillus sake.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-32
JournalActa Veterinaria Scandinavica
Volume33
Publication statusPublished - 1992
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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