A Review of Bio-Nanocoatings used to Extend Fruits Shelf Life

Prabhu K, Jayakumari S, Durga Devi G and Rahe R

 

Abstract

In the food business, new packaging materials are a growing sector. This interest has grown due to biopolymers’ poor thermal, mechanical, chemical, and physical characteristics, as well as their intrinsic permeability to gases and vapour. Fillers that may react/interact with existing matrix to generate new formulations with enhanced qualities are required for bio polymeric materials (matrix). Many research has demonstrated that metal nanoparticles may be used to improve the qualities of bio polymeric packaging and edible coatings. The current study highlights the assessment of bio-nanocomposite films and edible coatings combined with metal nanoparticles on the shelf life and quality of tropical fruits, berries, climacteric/non-climacteric fruits and vegetables. It also includes a brief summary of some of the benefits of bio-nanocomposite films and edible coatings applied to fruits and vegetables, such as reducing colour changes, respiration rate, weight loss, and increased shelf life, delaying ripening, and being ecologically friendly. Recent publications give a better knowledge of the influence of metal nanoparticles contained in biopolymers on the shelf life and quality of fruits and vegetables.

Published on: February 27, 2022
doi: 10.17756/jfcn.2021-116
Citation: Prabhu K, Jayakumari S, Devi DG, Rahe R. 2021. A Review of Bio-Nanocoatings used to Extend Fruits Shelf Life. J Food Chem Nanotechnol 7(4): 78-84.

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