Natural Pectin Polysaccharides as Edible Coatings

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Title: Natural Pectin Polysaccharides as Edible Coatings
Authors: Valdés, Arantzazu | Burgos, Nuria | Jiménez, Alfonso | Garrigós, María del Carmen
Research Group/s: Análisis de Polímeros y Nanomateriales
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Química Analítica, Nutrición y Bromatología
Keywords: Pectin | Edible films | Biopolymer coatings | Fruits | Vegetables | Agricultural wastes | Revalorisation
Knowledge Area: Química Analítica
Issue Date: 16-Nov-2015
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Valdés A, Burgos N, Jiménez A, Garrigós MC. Natural Pectin Polysaccharides as Edible Coatings. Coatings. 2015; 5(4):865-886. doi:10.3390/coatings5040865
Abstract: The most fashionable trends in food packaging research are targeted towards improvements in food quality and safety by increasing the use of environmentally-friendly materials, ideally those able to be obtained from bio-based resources and presenting biodegradable characteristics. Edible films represent a key area of development in new multifunctional materials by their character and properties to effectively protect food with no waste production. The use of edible films should be considered as a clean and elegant solution to problems related with waste disposal in packaging materials. In particular, pectin has been reported as one of the main raw materials to obtain edible films by its natural abundance, low cost and renewable character. The latest innovations in food packaging by the use of pectin-based edible films are reviewed in this paper, with special focus on the use of pectin as base material for edible coatings. The structure, properties related to the intended use in food packaging and main applications of pectins are herein reported.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/51618
ISSN: 2079-6412
DOI: 10.3390/coatings5040865
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/coatings5040865
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