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IJCRR - Vol 13 Issue 17, September, 2021

Pages: 186-191

Date of Publication: 12-Sep-2021


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Vegetable Preservatives (Essential Oils) of Guava (Psidium guajava L), an Alternative for Use in the Food Industry

Author: Proano-BJ, Racines-OM, Moncayo MP, Urresta VP, Vasquez CW

Category: Healthcare

Abstract:Introduction: The food industry uses synthetic preservatives in order to extend the shelf life of products and avoid their deterioration. However, some of these preservatives can affect people's health. In order to counteract this, industries are replacing them with those of vegetable origin. Guava is one option, because of its bioactive compounds. Objective: The purpose of this study was to substitute synthetic preservatives with natural compounds to offer consumers a high-quality product that guarantees their health. Method: This study evaluated the effect of seven concentrations of guava essential oils and ascorbic acid on the microbial activity (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Salmonella) of Frankfurter-style chicken sausages over a period of 30 days. Therefore, finding a viable solution to reduce the contamination levels of Frankfurter-style chicken sausages and to propose a natural alternative as preservative in these meat products. The collected data was analysed by means of ANOVA. Results: Of the results obtained, the application of 1000 ppm of guava essential oil alone or in combination with 700 ppm of ascorbic acid was best at inhibiting the presence of these microorganisms in the sausages, compared with the synthetic preservative (BHT). Conclusion: It is important to mention that the number of microorganisms present in the sausages were within the ranges stipulated by Ecuadorian regulations. Therefore, the obtained results demonstrated the potential of guava essential oil (Psidium guajava L) in the processed food industry, constituting a viable alternative to replace those of artificial origin.

Keywords: Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Chicken sausage, Guava essential oil, Natural preservatives, Ascorbic acid

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 Introduction

The food industry tends to create products with synthetic preservatives to prevent food from deteriorating, extend shelf life, inhibit the growth of microorganisms and prevent the alteration of physical-chemical and organoleptic properties.1Studies related to the intake of food items containing synthetic preservatives reveal that consumers may develop health problems, such as cancer, age-related issues, vascular diseases and degenerative diseases. This is because free radicals accumulate in the body. For this reason, the global food industry is encouraging the consumption of healthy, safe and high-quality products through the use of natural preservatives of vegetable origin,2 for instance vitamins and essential oils extracted from plants. Essential oils are considered secondary metabolites that have antimicrobial, antiparasitic, insecticide, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant properties.3,4

Guava is a tropical fruit that is distributed throughout the Americas. In Ecuador, it is even found in the Andean valleys.5Guava essential oil is obtained from the leaves, which contain bioactive compounds, such as phenolic acids, flavonoids and carotenoids, which provide greater antioxidant capacity.6,7,8 The antioxidant effect of essential oils is less than that of vitamins, especially vitamin C.9,10,11Thus, vitamin C, when combined with essential oils, enhances their properties due to a synergistic effect. In food, vitamin C acts by eliminating free radicals. It slows down the chain reactions that occur upon contact with oxygen and therefore prevents food spoilage.12,13

Given that there are bacteria, moulds and yeasts that deteriorate food, it is necessary to inhibit microbial activity with natural compounds, which have the ability to halt their multiplication.6,7,8 In this context, the antioxidant effect of guava essential oil in combination with ascorbic acid in chicken sausages was tested. There is evidence that some plant compounds have anti-microbial action, since they decelerate the growth of microorganisms in processed foods. Hence, a viable technological alternative is to replace synthetic preservatives with natural compounds to offer consumers a high-quality product that guarantees their health.

Materials and Methods

The sausages were prepared under strict hygienic practices at the Food Processing facilities of UDLA (Universidad de las Américas) using this formulation: chicken meat (40 %), chicken fat (15 %), soy protein (13 %), corn starch (7 %), salt (3 %), spices (3.5 %), sugar (2 %), carrageenan (1 %), iced water (15 %) and the proposed antimicrobial growth agents. The obtained emulsion was packed in the appropriate casings and a heat treatment was applied by immersion in hot water (82 °C until a 73 °C internal temperature was achieved) with a subsequent bath in cold water to cool the sausages down before packaging. A total of 882 chicken sausages were prepared with the desired concentrations of the proposed microbial growth inhibitors, divided into 3 repetitions that were carried out 1 month from each other. Each sausage weighed 10 g and was individually vacuum-packed for further storage. In order to contrast the antimicrobial effect of the ascorbic acid (AA) and guava essential oil (GEO), BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) was considered as a control. The sausages were stored at a cold temperature (4 °C) and the microbial growth in the sausages was assessed every 5 days over a period of a month (days 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30). Seven treatments were performed, as shown below in Table 1. 

According to the Ecuadorian Food Legislation14 described in Table 2, a meat product must comply with health standards in order to be released by the industry. In this table, the method used to assess the variables is mentioned. In our study, the variables for microbial growth were: Mesophilic aerobes count (cfu/g), Escherichia coli presence (cfu/g), Staphylococcus aureus count (cfu/g) and Salmonella presence (cfu/25g).

From each sausage, 1 g was randomly obtained for the microbiological and chemical analyses. These samples were cultivated in specific media to check for microbial presence. The mesophilic aerobes assessment was performed by obtaining as stated 1 g samples and each sample was introduced into 9 ml of peptone water. An aliquot of the solution was inoculated in PCA (plate count agar) and further incubated at 37 °C for 48 h. All whitish-yellowish round colonies were counted in the tripartite petri dishes. Another sausage was used for the following analysis: 1 g sample + 9 ml of peptone water was used for Staphylococcus aureus count. This solution was inoculated into Mannitol Nutrient Agar tripartite petri dishes and further incubated at 37 °C for 48 h. All yellowish round colonies were counted. As for the E. coli assessment, another sausage was used to obtain the 1g random sample (immersed into 9 ml of peptone water) and the solution was further inoculated into Eosin Blue Metilated Agar and incubated at 37 °C for 48 h. Metallic green-colored bacteria with black-blueish centers were taken into account if present in the agar.

Meanwhile, for Samonella, SS Agar (Salmonella-Shigella Agar) was used. It was necessary to carry out a pre-enriched step with peptone water and then an enriched step with Muller Kauffman tetrathionate broth and later with Rappaport-Vassiliadis Soya broth. Finally, 100 microliters of this enriched broth that already contained the sample was placed on the SS agar at 37 ºC for 24 hours. Tripartite petri dishes were inoculated and all pink and bright red bacteria present were counted.

The cfu were counted and the following formula was used:

In order to assess the chemical properties of the sausages, the variables taken into account were pH and peroxide level. pH determination was accomplished using a Fished Scientific Accume potentiometer in each of the samples taken. This value was compared to the Ecuadorian Food Legislation standard that recommends a maximum of 6.2. For the peroxide level in the samples, an MQuant Peroxide semi-quantitative Test (Merck) was used with a peroxide level range of 0; 5; 2; 5; 10; and 25 mg/l H2O2.

Results

Mesophilic aerobes

When analyzing the growth data of mesophilic aerobes in the products, it was determined that there are significant differences between treatments starting at day 15 (Table 3).

ns: no statistical differences; * Statistical differences (5%); ** Statistical differences (1%).

Mesophilic aerobes appeared from day 5 onwards in the product. However, from day 15, they increased consistently up to 30 days in all treatments (Table 4). Treatment T7, which contained 1000 ppm of guava essential oil, was the best at inhibiting the growth of this type of microorganism, since it presented the lowest amount of cfu / g of mesophilic aerobes (133 cfu/g), followed by T5 with more than 3 times the amount of the pathogen (767 cfu), and also T6 (1000 ppm of guava essential oil + 700 ppm of ascorbic acid) with 3033 cfu / g. The same trend occurred for the evaluations carried out at 20, 25 and 30 days (Table 4). For its part, the control (T2) containing the synthetic preservative BHT exceeded the amount recommended by Ecuadorian regulations, increasing from 9133 to 21967 cfu/g between days 15 and 30.

Means followed by the same letter in each column are statistically equal (Tukey 5%).

Staphylococcus aureus

The treatments under study affected the growth of Staphylococcus aureus as well as the aforementioned microorganism from day 15 onwards (Table 3). The amount of cfu of Staphylococcus aureus increased as the storage time of the products increased for all treatments (Table 5). Only T7 had less than 1000 cfu of Staphylococcus aureus, which complies with the provisions of the INEN standard. However, T6 did not exceed that amount by much, hence treatments 6 and 7 did not have significant statistical differences (letter c).

 Escherichia coli and Salmonella

In the 30 days of investigation, neither E.coli nor Salmonella cfu grew

Peroxides

Regarding peroxides, the effect of the treatments was determined on the evaluated product during the entire evaluated period (Table 3). The average and standard deviation of the peroxide data at days 20, 25 and 30 can be seen in Table 6. From day 20, differences were identified between treatments

Discussion

Mesophilic aerobes

It is important to note that the amount of this microorganism present in the product during the time evaluated in T7 is within the parameters stipulated by Ecuadorian regulations,14which indicate that the amount must be equal to or less than 5 x 105 cfu / g for sausages, therefore we can indicate that they are suitable for human consumption.

It is important to indicate that food can contain bacteria (mesophilic aerobes), molds and yeasts, and depending on the amount of these microorganisms present, it can be evaluated whether or not a product is suitable for human consumption1.In this study, it can be indicated that the T7 sausages are safe for consumption during the 30 days of evaluation. Furthermore, this indicates that the processing and storage processes were adequate.The inhibition of mesophilic aerobes in chicken sausages with antimicrobial emulsions, which contained the essential oil of guava monoterpenes, 1,8 cineol,a- terpenil and p- cimen, among others, delayed the growth of microorganisms14,15and therefore increased the product’s shelf life.16

Treatments T6 presented the lowest averages of cfu / g of mesophilic aerobes over the 30 days. This coincides with the study by17, who determined in an in vitro study that the minimum inhibitory amount of guava essential oil in chicken sausages should be 800 ppm. The presence of ascorbic acid in T6 also helped to control the proliferation of bacteria.13

In our investigation, it was determined that all the treatments were within the parameters of the INEN Standard for sausages as regards mesophilic aerobes. In chicken sausages, the antimicrobial solutions did not totally inhibit mesophilic aerobes; however, the decrease was due to the guava essential oil in combination with ascorbic acid.

Staphylococcus aureus

The growth of Staphylococcus aureus in processed foods limits their useful life. The presence of this bacterium is considered an indicator of sanitary control1, because it can produce toxic infections in the consumer caused by thermostable toxins.1In chicken sausages, the proliferation of bacteria took place from day 0 to day 30, exceeding the admissible limits set by the INEN standard (1,000 cfu / g). The only treatment that maintained the product’s useful life until day 30 was T7. This is corroborated by the studies published by,18,19who reported that extracts of Psidium guava perform antimicrobial activity on gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, determining that the minimum inhibitory concentration is between 500 and 1,000 ppm of guava essential oil. Another research group20 also found that guava extract is antibacterial due to its constituents and that it limits the growth of Staphylococcus aureus. Additionally21,22confirmed that the active compounds of guava essential oil as thermenoids provide an antimicrobial effect and inhibit some Staphylococcus aureus strains.23,24,25

The T2 treatment, which contains BHT (chemical preservative), inhibits the presence of S. aureus up to day 20. Therefore, the T7, which contains only guava essential oil, had the best results.8Rakmaia26 demonstrated that the antimicrobial activity of guava essential oil with a minimum inhibitory amount of 500 μg / ml controlled the growth of S. aureus thanks to the presence of monoterpenes such as limonene.

Escherichia coli and Salmonella

The presence of bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. indicates that a product is contaminated and is unsuitable for human consumption. The Frankfurter-style chicken sausages with antimicrobial emulsions did not present colony-forming units of Escherichia coli and Salmonella sp during the thirty days of investigation. All the treatments inhibited the growth of Escherichia coli. This was due to the presence of components like flavonoids in guava,26,27 which causes the denaturation of the membrane and inhibits the proliferation of Escherichia coli.28Furthermore, studies from Bermudez et al.3confirmed the effectiveness of guava essential oil against E. coli in meat and bone meal previously contaminated with this bacterium.

Studies by Dhiman et al.8also revealed that a minimal inhibitory concentration (0.78 μg / ml of the P. guajava extract) exhibited the bacterial activity of E. coli. During the thirty days of research, there was no contamination by Salmonella spp. in the chicken sausages: all treatments inhibited this bacterium. This is consistent with the in vitro investigation of guava essential oil through the disc diffusion method, the result of which was inhibition of 9 mm.29

Arima et al.31 identified two new flavonoid glycosides, morin-3- O- α- L- lixopyranoside and morin-3- O- α- L-arabopyranoside, which with a minimum inhibition concentration of 200 μg / ml were able to inhibit Salmonella bacteria. Furthermore, guava essential oil’s anti-bacteriostatic activity against Salmonella is attributed to the presence of flavonoids.27

However, there are studies in which the effect of guava essential oil on the inhibition of gram-negative bacteria, such as Escherichia coli could not be verified. One group of investigators extracted oil from Psidium guava through various processes and demonstrated that there was no inhibition of Escherichia coli due to the permeable structure of this bacterium’s membranes, which are composed of an external lipopolysaccharide that restricts the entry of the essential oil extract.20

In addition, the inhibition of these bacteria was attributable to the effect of the scalding temperature in the formulation of the sausages, as confirmed by,30 who established that in the elaboration of sausages it is necessary to use scalding or a heat treatment. This process reduces the number of microorganisms present in the samples because it reaches a temperature of 70-75 ºC, guaranteeing the safety of the food with respect to these bacteria. In this case, the sausage production was controlled by scalding, reaching an internal temperature of 70 ºC and a water temperature of 75 °C, guaranteeing the safety of the food with respect to these bacteria.By not presenting colony-forming units of Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. over the 30-day period, the chicken sausages were within the parameters of the INEN Standard,14 which establishes that they must be less than 3 cfu/g for Escherichia coli and that the colony-forming units must be completely absent for Salmonella spp.

Peroxides

Peroxides have an oxidizing capacity in food. They are compounds that produce lipid rancidity, which causes food to deteriorate and shortens its useful life.31From day 20 to day 30, there were significant changes between treatments, because peroxides formed due to a lipolysis process (Table 3). However, only treatments 1 and 2 exceeded the limits established by,31which suggest that a peroxide index of 10 meq / L or above in meat products causes oxidative rancidity and deterioration.

Treatments 3 to 7 controlled lipid rancidity, which agrees with,32 who determined that the presence of solutions with essential oils in meat products preserves the product by postponing the oxidation that causes its deterioration.

Conclusion

The studied treatments over the 30 days had different effects on the control of the microorganisms evaluated in the chicken sausages. The use of guava essential oil alone and in combination with ascorbic acid were the treatments that best controlled those microorganisms, having an even better effect than the synthetic preservative used as a control. In addition, they had the best action against the product's peroxides, obtaining the lowest averages.

Acknowledgements

The author acknowledges the immense help received from the scholars whose articles are cited and included in references to this manuscript. The author is also grateful to authors/editors/publishers of all those articles, journals and books from where the literature for this article has been reviewed and discussed.

Conflict of Interest: Nil

Source of Funding: Nil

Authors’ Contributions:

Janeth Proaño-Bastidas: Conceptualization of the research, methodology and writing- original draft preparation, review and editing.

Wilson Vasquez-Castillo: Data curation and statistical analysis. Writing-review and editing.

Mauricio Racines-Oliva:  Data curation and statistical analysis. Writing-review and editing.

Pablo Moncayo Moncayo: Data validation and project administration.

Paula Urresta Valencia: Laboratory work. 

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A Study by Mona Isam Eldin Osman et al. entitled "Psychological Impact and Risk Factors of Sexual Abuse on Sudanese Children in Khartoum State" is awarded Best Article for Vol 13 issue 12
A Study by Khaw Ming Sheng & Sathiapriya Ramiah entitled "Web Based Suicide Prevention Application for Patients Suffering from Depression" is awarded Best Article for Vol 13 issue 11
A Study by Purushottam S. G. et al. entitled "Development of Fenofibrate Solid Dispersions for the Plausible Aqueous Solubility Augmentation of this BCS Class-II Drug" is awarded Best article for Vol 13 issue 10
A Study by Kumar S. et al. entitled "A Study on Clinical Spectrum, Laboratory Profile, Complications and Outcome of Pediatric Scrub Typhus Patients Admitted to an Intensive Care Unit from a Tertiary Care Hospital from Eastern India" is awarded Best Article for Vol 13 issue 09
A Study by Mardhiah Kamaruddin et al. entitled "The Pattern of Creatinine Clearance in Gestational and Chronic Hypertension Women from the Third Trimester to 12 Weeks Postpartum" is awarded Best Article for Vol 13 issue 08
A Study by Sarmila G. B. et al. entitled "Study to Compare the Efficacy of Orally Administered Melatonin and Clonidine for Attenuation of Hemodynamic Response During Laryngoscopy and Endotracheal Intubation in Gastrointestinal Surgeries" is awarded Best Article for Vol 13 issue 07
A Study by M. Muthu Uma Maheswari et al. entitled "A Study on C-reactive Protein and Liver Function Tests in Laboratory RT-PCR Positive Covid-19 Patients in a Tertiary Care Centre – A Retrospective Study" is awarded Best Article of Vol 13 issue 06 Special issue Modern approaches for diagnosis of COVID-19 and current status of awareness
A Study by Gainneos PD et al. entitled "A Comparative Evaluation of the Levels of Salivary IgA in HIV Affected Children and the Children of the General Population within the Age Group of 9 – 12 Years – A Cross-Sectional Study" is awarded Best Article of Vol 13 issue 05 Special issue on Recent Advances in Dentistry for better Oral Health
A Study by Alkhansa Mahmoud et al. entitled "mRNA Expression of Somatostatin Receptors (1-5) in MCF7 and MDA-MB231 Breast Cancer Cells" is awarded Best Article of Vol 13 issue 06
A Study by Chen YY and Ghazali SRB entitled "Lifetime Trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder Symptoms and Early Adolescence Risk Factors for Poor Physical Health Outcome Among Malaysian Adolescents" is awarded Best Article of Vol 13 issue 04 Special issue on Current Updates in Plant Biology to Medicine to Healthcare Awareness in Malaysia
A Study by Kumari PM et al. entitled "Study to Evaluate the Adverse Drug Reactions in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Tamilnadu - A Cross-Sectional Study" is awarded Best Article for Vol 13 issue 05
A Study by Anu et al. entitled "Effectiveness of Cytological Scoring Systems for Evaluation of Breast Lesion Cytology with its Histopathological Correlation" is awarded Best Article of Vol 13 issue 04
A Study by Sharipov R. Kh. et al. entitled "Interaction of Correction of Lipid Peroxidation Disorders with Oxibral" is awarded Best Article of Vol 13 issue 03
A Study by Tarek Elwakil et al. entitled "Led Light Photobiomodulation Effect on Wound Healing Combined with Phenytoin in Mice Model" is awarded Best Article of Vol 13 issue 02
A Study by Mohita Ray et al. entitled "Accuracy of Intra-Operative Frozen Section Consultation of Gastrointestinal Biopsy Samples in Correlation with the Final Histopathological Diagnosis" is awarded Best Article for Vol 13 issue 01
A Study by Badritdinova MN et al. entitled "Peculiarities of a Pain in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease in the Presence of Individual Combines of the Metabolic Syndrome" is awarded Best Article for Vol 12 issue 24
A Study by Sindhu Priya E S et al. entitled "Neuroprotective activity of Pyrazolone Derivatives Against Paraquat-induced Oxidative Stress and Locomotor Impairment in Drosophila melanogaster" is awarded Best Article for Vol 12 issue 23
A Study by Habiba Suhail et al. entitled "Effect of Majoon Murmakki in Dysmenorrhoea (Usre Tams): A Standard Controlled Clinical Study" is awarded Best Article for Vol 12 issue 22
A Study by Ghaffar UB et al. entitled "Correlation between Height and Foot Length in Saudi Population in Majmaah, Saudi Arabia" is awarded Best Article for Vol 12 issue 21
A Study by Siti Sarah Binti Maidin entitled "Sleep Well: Mobile Application to Address Sleeping Problems" is awarded Best Article for Vol 12 issue 20
A Study by Avijit Singh"Comparison of Post Operative Clinical Outcomes Between “Made in India” TTK Chitra Mechanical Heart Valve Versus St Jude Mechanical Heart Valve in Valve Replacement Surgery" is awarded Best Article for Vol 12 issue 19
A Study by Sonali Banerjee and Mary Mathews N. entitled "Exploring Quality of Life and Perceived Experiences Among Couples Undergoing Fertility Treatment in Western India: A Mixed Methodology" is awarded Best Article for Vol 12 issue 18
A Study by Jabbar Desai et al. entitled "Prevalence of Obstructive Airway Disease in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease and Hypertension" is awarded Best Article for Vol 12 issue 17
A Study by Juna Byun et al. entitled "Study on Difference in Coronavirus-19 Related Anxiety between Face-to-face and Non-face-to-face Classes among University Students in South Korea" is awarded Best Article for Vol 12 issue 16
A Study by Sudha Ramachandra & Vinay Chavan entitled "Enhanced-Hybrid-Age Layered Population Structure (E-Hybrid-ALPS): A Genetic Algorithm with Adaptive Crossover for Molecular Docking Studies of Drug Discovery Process" is awarded Best article for Vol 12 issue 15
A Study by Varsha M. Shindhe et al. entitled "A Study on Effect of Smokeless Tobacco on Pulmonary Function Tests in Class IV Workers of USM-KLE (Universiti Sains Malaysia-Karnataka Lingayat Education Society) International Medical Programme, Belagavi" is awarded Best article of Vol 12 issue 14, July 2020
A study by Amruta Choudhary et al. entitled "Family Planning Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Among Women of Reproductive Age from Rural Area of Central India" is awarded Best Article for special issue "Modern Therapeutics Applications"
A study by Raunak Das entitled "Study of Cardiovascular Dysfunctions in Interstitial Lung Diseas epatients by Correlating the Levels of Serum NT PRO BNP and Microalbuminuria (Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Dysfunction) with Echocardiographic, Bronchoscopic and HighResolution Computed Tomography Findings of These ILD Patients" is awarded Best Article of Vol 12 issue 13 
A Study by Kannamani Ramasamy et al. entitled "COVID-19 Situation at Chennai City – Forecasting for the Better Pandemic Management" is awarded best article for  Vol 12 issue 12
A Study by Muhammet Lutfi SELCUK and Fatma entitled "Distinction of Gray and White Matter for Some Histological Staining Methods in New Zealand Rabbit's Brain" is awarded best article for  Vol 12 issue 11
A Study by Anamul Haq et al. entitled "Etiology of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Adolescents – Emphasis Upon Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome" is awarded best article for  Vol 12 issue 10
A Study by entitled "Estimation of Reference Interval of Serum Progesterone During Three Trimesters of Normal Pregnancy in a Tertiary Care Hospital of Kolkata" is awarded best article for  Vol 12 issue 09
A Study by Ilona Gracie De Souza & Pavan Kumar G. entitled "Effect of Releasing Myofascial Chain in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - A Randomized Clinical Trial" is awarded best article for  Vol 12 issue 08
A Study by Virendra Atam et. al. entitled "Clinical Profile and Short - Term Mortality Predictors in Acute Stroke with Emphasis on Stress Hyperglycemia and THRIVE Score : An Observational Study" is awarded best article for  Vol 12 issue 07
A Study by K. Krupashree et. al. entitled "Protective Effects of Picrorhizakurroa Against Fumonisin B1 Induced Hepatotoxicity in Mice" is awarded best article for issue Vol 10 issue 20
A study by Mithun K.P. et al "Larvicidal Activity of Crude Solanum Nigrum Leaf and Berries Extract Against Dengue Vector-Aedesaegypti" is awarded Best Article for Vol 10 issue 14 of IJCRR
A study by Asha Menon "Women in Child Care and Early Education: Truly Nontraditional Work" is awarded Best Article for Vol 10 issue 13
A study by Deep J. M. "Prevalence of Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization in 7-13 Years Old Children of Biratnagar, Nepal: A Cross Sectional Study" is awarded Best Article for Vol 10 issue 11 of IJCRR
A review by Chitra et al to analyse relation between Obesity and Type 2 diabetes is awarded 'Best Article' for Vol 10 issue 10 by IJCRR. 
A study by Karanpreet et al "Pregnancy Induced Hypertension: A Study on Its Multisystem Involvement" is given Best Paper Award for Vol 10 issue 09

List of Awardees

A Study by Ese Anibor et al. "Evaluation of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders Among Delta State University Students in Abraka, Nigeria" from Vol 13 issue 16 received Emerging Researcher Award


A Study by Alkhansa Mahmoud et al. entitled "mRNA Expression of Somatostatin Receptors (1-5) in MCF7 and MDA-MB231 Breast Cancer Cells" from Vol 13 issue 06 received Emerging Researcher Award


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