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Mango seeds may protect against deadly food bacteria

Life in the fruit bowl is no longer the pits, thanks to a University of Alberta researcher.

In research published in the latest Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researcher Christina Engels describes how the pure tannins that can be extracted from the otherwise-useless mango kernels have proven inhibitory effects against various strains of bacteria. Her research also focuses on a way to recycle the mango kernels, which are usually treated as waste.
 
 

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