Abstract: The edible nuts samples (n: 217) were examined for total aerobic mesophilic bacteria, coliforms, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus-micrococcus sp., mould, yeast, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella sp. and Bacillus cereus. The highest range of bacterial count was noticed in water melon seed (3.9×106 cfu g 1) and the lowest range in melon seeds (1.0×103 cfu g 1). The existence of coliforms, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli and Salmonella sp., in the samples were found as 21.2, 16.13, 8.76, 2.77 and 2.77%, respectively.
Aydin Vural and Mehmet Emin Erkan , 2008. The Research of Microbiological Quality in Some Edible Nut Kinds. Journal of Food Technology, 6: 25-28.