Saturday, October 27, 2012

Inhibitory Effect of Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) Leaves Methanolic Extract on Listeria monocytogenes - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications)

We know that, Ceratonia siliqua, commonly known as the Carob tree and St John's-bread,  is a species of floweringevergreen shrub or tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated for its edible legumes, and as anornamental tree in gardens. The seed pod may be crushed and used as ersatz chocolate.

It is native to the Mediterranean region including Southern Europe, Northern Africa, the largerMediterranean islands; to the Levant and Middle-East of Western Asia into Iran; and to the Canary Islandsand Macaronesia

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