Salmonella enterica is one of the most common causal agents of food-related illness hospitalizations in the United States. Several multi-antibiotic resistant strains of Salmonella are prevalent, making salmonellosis difficult to treat and creating a need for novel antibiotics and treatment strategies. This study investigates the antimicrobial properties of Fuzhuan tea, a microbially fermented tea with numerous reported bioactivities. Water-soluble tea extracts were previously reported to have antimicrobial activity against several enteric pathogens, including Salmonella. Investigation of polar extracts of the tea, separated via column chromatography, has led to the isolation and identification of a number of antimicrobially active compounds.
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