Edible Film and Coating Applications in Fruits and Vegetables


Okcu Z., Yavuz Y. , Kerse S.

ALINTERI JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE SCIENCES, vol.33, no.2, pp.221-226, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.28955/alinterizbd.368362
  • Title of Journal : ALINTERI JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-226

Abstract

Different preservation and packing techniques are applied to maintain quality and safety during food transportation and storage. Changing in world and increasing consumer demands led to new techniques and procedures in packing. Light, easy opening, eco-friendly, bioplastic and edible packaging materials are improved to resolve problems that occured nowadays. Edible packaging material are environment-friendly because they decompose quickly in nature even if don't consume. In addition edible films increase food's organoleptic properties and support nutritional values when used with inserted supporting member. Fruits and vegetables are high sensitive product; therefore, attention should be paid while transporting and storing and they must be packed in the right way.. Delaying ripening and reducing loss of weight in fruit and vegetable could be supplied with edible films and coatings.