Natural Pectin Polysaccharides as Edible Coatings

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Título: Natural Pectin Polysaccharides as Edible Coatings
Autor/es: Valdés, Arantzazu | Burgos, Nuria | Jiménez, Alfonso | Garrigós, María del Carmen
Grupo/s de investigación o GITE: Análisis de Polímeros y Nanomateriales
Centro, Departamento o Servicio: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Química Analítica, Nutrición y Bromatología
Palabras clave: Pectin | Edible films | Biopolymer coatings | Fruits | Vegetables | Agricultural wastes | Revalorisation
Área/s de conocimiento: Química Analítica
Fecha de publicación: 16-nov-2015
Editor: MDPI
Cita bibliográfica: Valdés A, Burgos N, Jiménez A, Garrigós MC. Natural Pectin Polysaccharides as Edible Coatings. Coatings. 2015; 5(4):865-886. doi:10.3390/coatings5040865
Resumen: 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.
ISSN: 2079-6412
DOI: 10.3390/coatings5040865
Idioma: eng
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Derechos: © 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 (
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