Food Science and Biotechnology

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 433–440 | Cite as

Effects of sodium alginate coating containing Mentha spicata essential oil and cellulose nanoparticles on extending the shelf life of raw silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) fillets

  • Yasser ShahbaziEmail author
  • Nassim Shavisi


The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of sodium alginate (SA) coatings containing Mentha spicata essential oil (MSO; 0.5 and 1%) and cellulose nanoparticles (CN; 0.25 and 0.5%) on chemical (total volatile base nitrogen content and peroxide value), microbial (total viable count, psychrotrophic count, Pseudomonas spp., and Enterobacteriaceae), and sensory (odor, color, and overall acceptability) properties of raw silver carp fillets during 14 days of refrigerated storage. The MSO was mostly comprised of carvone (78.76%) and limonene (11.50%). SA + MSO 1% + CN 0.5% was most effective in extending the shelf life of silver carp fillets, followed by SA + MSO 1% + CN 0.25%, SA + MSO 1%, SA + MSO 0.5% + CN 0.5%, SA + MSO 0.5% + CN 0.25%, SA + MSO 0.5%, SA + CN 0.5%, SA +CN  0.25%, and SA. Incorporation of MSO 0.5% didn’t have any adverse effect on odor, color, and overall acceptability of treated samples.


Sodium alginate Mentha spicata essential oil Cellulose nanoparticles Silver carp fillets 



The author acknowledges Razi University for providing facilities and instrumentations.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This paper does not contain any studies with human or animal subject.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Food Hygiene and Quality Control, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineRazi UniversityKermanshahIran

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