Title

The Effects of AntioxidantVitamins A, C, & E on the Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Granny Smith Apples

Author(s)

Brandon M. Hill

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment is to test the effectiveness of certain antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, in the prevention of oxidation and the formation of free radicals as opposed to natural decomposition. My hypothesis states that the use of all included antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, will prove to be beneficial to the prevention of oxidation and the formation of free radicals as compared to natural decomposition. My null hypothesis states that the use of all included antioxidants compared to the process of natural decomposition will provide no differences in effectiveness. Each vitamin antioxidant will be tested in groups of 3 for both bacteria variables, the E.coli and nutrient broth. The results of the vitamins affecting and inhibiting the growth of the bacteria were measured and recorded.

Start Date

4-11-2015 11:30 AM

End Date

4-11-2015 11:45 AM

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Apr 11th, 11:30 AM Apr 11th, 11:45 AM

The Effects of AntioxidantVitamins A, C, & E on the Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Granny Smith Apples

The purpose of this experiment is to test the effectiveness of certain antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, in the prevention of oxidation and the formation of free radicals as opposed to natural decomposition. My hypothesis states that the use of all included antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, will prove to be beneficial to the prevention of oxidation and the formation of free radicals as compared to natural decomposition. My null hypothesis states that the use of all included antioxidants compared to the process of natural decomposition will provide no differences in effectiveness. Each vitamin antioxidant will be tested in groups of 3 for both bacteria variables, the E.coli and nutrient broth. The results of the vitamins affecting and inhibiting the growth of the bacteria were measured and recorded.