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Benefits and Uses of Natamycin Powder-FZBIOTECH

Natamycin, also known as pimaricin, is an antifungal medication used to treat fungal infections around the eye. This includes infections of the eyelids, conjunctiva, and cornea. It is used as eyedrops. Natamycin is also used in the food industry as a preservative.

Uses of Natamycin Powder

Natamycin is one of the globally permitted food preservatives to protect a wide variety of products such as cheese, fermented meat, yogurt, beverages, wines and baked goods against yeasts and molds. Due to the benefits of Natamycin as a natural and efficient food preservation method, its application has a huge potential to extend shelf life and prevent spoilage.

1.Natamycin and shelf life

Natamycin can significantly extend the shelf life of many products. The first and most widely approved application areas for Natamycin are cheese and fermented meat. These food categories require preservation against yeasts and molds, but need to allow cultures (i.e. bacteria) to remain active. For example, a white cheese in Latin America can have a shelf life of 38 days following the application of liquid Natamycin and 26 days with Natamycin powder. Without preservation, its shelf life is less than two weeks.

2.Permitted worldwide

Natamycin has been tested and approved as a food preservative suitable for human consumption by, amongst others, the European Safety Authority (EFSA), World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

3.Effective at low doses and stable at a wide pH range

Natamycin remains stable at a wide pH range (3-9). As most foods have a pH value between pH 4 and pH 7, this makes Natamycin a very versatile food preservative. In order to prevent spoilage in food applications, it works at low dosages between 3-20 ppm. This translates into 3 to 20 mg of Natamycin in 1 kg of a final product.

4.No color, taste or odor deviations

Unlike many other preservation options, the application of Natamycin in foods does not produce changes in taste, color or odor. This makes it suitable as a food preservative in a wide range of products.

5.Medical uses

Natamycin is in rare cases used as a topical treatment in applications like eye drops. However, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) “Natamycin-containing drugs for common fungal infections have become nearly obsolete”.

Benefits of Natamycin Powder

1.It is an alternative to traditional chemical preservatives, meeting the demand for natural products

2.It does not alter the taste of food

3.It is effective at low doses

4.It is not dependent on pH levels in order to be effective

5.It is effective against fungi, unlike sorbates, which only slow their growth

6.It does not affect the natural maturing process of food, as it has no bacterial action

Where to buy Natamycin?

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