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Effect of Cold Plasma Treatment on the Packaging Properties of Biopolymer-Based Films: A Review
27/01/2022 - Biopolymers, like polysaccharides and proteins, are sustainable and green materials with excellent film-forming potential. Bio-based films have gained a lot of attention and are believed to be an...
Applications of Inorganic Nanoparticles in Food Packaging: A Comprehensive Review
27/01/2022 - Nanoparticles (NPs) have acquired significance in technological breakthroughs due to their unique properties, such as size, shape, chemical composition, physiochemical stability, crystal structure,...
New Perspectives on Nanoparticle Presence in Food
26/01/2022 - Nanotechnology has been applied in various industries, including electronics, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and food and agriculture. This article focuses on the influence of nanoparticles in the food...
Novel Biocomposite Films Based on High Methoxyl Pectin Reinforced with Zeolite Y for Food Packaging Applications
26/01/2022 - Pectin is a natural biopolymer with broad applications in the food industry and it is suitable to prepare edible films to prolong food shelf-life. However, the main limitation of pectin-based films...
Detailed morphological and kinetic studies of cellulose biosynthesis from Leifsonia soli
01/03/2022 - Bacterial cellulose is a natural biopolymer that finds wide application in areas such as biomedical, food and food packaging, paper industries, cosmetic industries, etc. due to its high purity. A...
Anti-biofouling functional surfaces for marine aquaculture
- Aquaculture is a global-scale industry providing sustainable production of protein-rich foods required to feed the growing world population. Microalgae cultivation in aquaculture bioreactors can...
Antioxidant Activity, Probiotic Survivability, and Sensory Properties of a Phenolic-Rich Pulse Snack Bar Enriched with Lactiplantibacillus plantarum
24/01/2022 - Pulse-based snack bars incorporated with probiotics were developed to provide an overview for the preparation of simple functional food concerning the antioxidant load and iron status improvement....
Starch-Polyvinyl Alcohol-Based Films Reinforced with Chitosan Nanoparticles: Physical, Mechanical, Structural, Thermal and Antimicrobial Properties
21/01/2022 - The main purpose of the current study was to propose innovative composite films based on a corn starch/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) blend (starch:PVA 40:60) and loaded with 3 different levels of chitosan...
Physical-Chemical and Structural Stability of Poly(3HB-co-3HV)/(ligno-)cellulosic Fibre-Based Biocomposites over Successive Dishwashing Cycles
- In order to lengthen the life cycle of packaging materials, it is essential to study their potential for reuse. This has been never carried out for emerging bio-based and biodegradable materials such...
Application of Gelatin in Food Packaging: A Review
21/01/2022 - Owing to the increasing environmental concerns and requirements for high-quality foods, edible films and coatings (based on proteins, polysaccharides, natural phenolic active substances, etc.) are...
Valorization of Spent Coffee Grounds as Precursors for Biopolymers and Composite Production
22/01/2022 - Spent coffee grounds (SCG) are a current subject in many works since coffee is the second most consumed beverage worldwide; however, coffee generates a high amount of waste (SCG) and can cause...
Nanocarriers for Sustainable Active Packaging: An Overview during and Post COVID-19
17/01/2022 - Lockdown has been installed due to the fast spread of COVID-19, and several challenges have occurred. Active packaging was considered a sustainable option for mitigating risks to food systems during...
Strategies to Improve the Barrier and Mechanical Properties of Pectin Films for Food Packaging: Comparing Nanocomposites with Bilayers
18/01/2022 - Traditional food packaging systems help reduce food wastage, but they also produce environmental impacts when not properly disposed of. Bio-based polymers are a promising solution to overcome these...
Two Birds with One Stone: Bioplastics and Food Waste Anaerobic Co-Digestion
07/01/2022 - Following the BBC’s Blue Planet II nature documentary series on marine ecosystems, plastic packaging has come under public fire, with consumers demanding greener alternatives. The...
Effects of Processing on Starch Structure, Textural, and Digestive Property of “Horisenbada”, a Traditional Mongolian Food
13/01/2022 - Horisenbada, prepared by the soaking, steaming, and baking of millets, is a traditional Mongolian food and is characterized by its long shelf life, convenience, and nutrition. In this study, the...
Egg Yolk Oil as a Plasticizer for Polylactic Acid Films
- Polylactic acid (PLA) is known to be one of the most extensively used biodegradable thermoplastic polyesters, with the potential to replace conventional petroleum-based packaging materials; however,...
The Emergence and Impact of Ethylene Scavengers Techniques in Delaying the Ripening of Fruits and Vegetables
- As the top grocery list priorities, the primary challenge when purchasing fruits and vegetables from supermarkets is obtaining fresh, minimally processed perishable goods. This source of diet is...
Processing and Characterization of Bioplastics from the Invasive Seaweed Rugulopteryx okamurae
17/01/2022 - The seaweed Rugulopteryx okamurae, from the Pacific Ocean, is considered an invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea. In this work, the use of this seaweed is proposed for the development of...
Physical, Mechanical, and Morphological Performances of Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea) Fiber Reinforced Arrowroot Starch Biopolymer Composites
19/01/2022 - This research is driven by stringent environmental legislation requiring the consumption and use of environmentally friendly materials. In this context, this paper is concerned with the development...
An Overview of Molecular Dynamics Simulation for Food Products and Processes
07/01/2022 - Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation is a particularly useful technique in food processing. Normally, food processing techniques can be optimized to favor the creation of higher-quality, safer, more...
Applying Nanoemulsions to the Food Sector
13/01/2022 - Nanoemulsions are a relatively new technology that has found significant use for delivering functional chemicals such as micronutrients, flavorings, bioactive molecules, and antimicrobial agents into...