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Abstract

Effect of heat, ethyleneoxide and gamma radiation on psyllium husk

Author(s): N GS Gopal, KM Patel, G Sharma
ISOMED, Isotope Division, BARC, Bombay-400 085

Correspondence Address:
N GS Gopal ISOMED, Isotope Division, BARC, Bombay-400 085

A comparision of the effect of gamma radiation, heat and ethyleneoxide (ETO) on psyllium husk is reported here. Either radiation at 10-15 kGy, or Freoxide treatment for 6 hr. is suitable for reducing the bioburden in the product.