Natural Antibacterial Activity of Thai Red Curry Paste in Coconut Milk based Curry; Kang-Kati, Model on Salmonella sp. and Listeria monocytogenes


  • Chuchod SAPABGUY Faculty of Biotechnology, Assumption University, Bangkok 10240
  • Patchanee YASURIN Faculty of Biotechnology, Assumption University, Bangkok 10240


Food natural antibacterial, Thai curry paste, herbs, Salmonella enterica Enteritidis, Listeria monocytogenes


Since 2006, Salmonella sp. and Listeria monocytogenes outbreaks have occurred frequently in a variety food types all over the world. Thai red curry paste is composed of 7 herbs which have been investigated for their antimicrobial activity in different independent laboratories. The investigation aimed to study the antibacterial activity of Thai red curry paste in a coconut milk based curry; Kang-Kati, as a real food model against S. enteric Enteritidis (human) and L. monocytogenes 10403S. The standard plate count method as CFU/ml was used to evaluate the Thai red curry paste’s in vitro antibacterial activity every hour for 6 h at room temperature. The Thai red curry paste was extracted according to the traditional Thai home cooking as Kang-Kati. The log CFU/ml of S. enteric Enteritidis (human) level was significantly lower (P < 0.05) in the Kang-Kati model than in nutrient broth (NB) as control at only 3rd and 4th h; 3rd h; 5.53±0.027 and 5.65±0.019, and at 4th h; 5.62±0.07 and 5.80±0.03 log CFU/ml, respectively. While the log CFU/ml of the L. monocytogenes level was also significantly lower (P < 0.05) in Kang-Kati than in NB at 3rd and 4th h; 3rd h; 5.49±0.01 and 5.61±0.02, and at 4th h 5.63±0.02 and 5.70±0.04 for log CFU/ml, respectively. The Thai red curry paste in Kang-Kati as a real food model showed promising natural antibacterial activity against the food borne pathogens, enteric Enteritidis (human) and L. monocytogenes 104003S.



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SAPABGUY, C., & YASURIN, P. (2014). Natural Antibacterial Activity of Thai Red Curry Paste in Coconut Milk based Curry; Kang-Kati, Model on Salmonella sp. and Listeria monocytogenes. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (WJST), 12(5), 473–480. Retrieved from