Antifungal activity, in vitro, of the green coffee oil

ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of direct contact and volatile fraction of from green coffee oil, tested at concentrations of 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 µL L-1, on mycelial growth and sporulation of Penicillium roqueforti and Rhizopus stolonifer . The essential oil of clove at a concentration of 800 µL L-1 was used for comparison. At concentrations of 1,500 and 2,000 µL L-1, the green coffee oil in direct contact caused a reduction of sporulation for R. stolonifer, similar to clove oil. In the volatile fraction of the green coffee oil, there was a significant reduction in sporulation of P. roqueforti and R. stolonifer at a concentration of 2,000 µL L-1. The green coffee oil, in direct contact or by volatilization, significantly reduced the mycelial growth and sporulation of both fungi compared to the control.