Biotecnología en el Sector Agropecuario y Agroindustrial
versión impresa ISSN 1692-3561
DURANGO, ALBA MANUELA; SOARES, NILDA DE FÁTIMA y ARTEAGA, MARGARITA ROSA. EDIBLE FILMS AND COATINGS AS BIODEGRADABLE ACTIVE PACKAGING IN THE PRESERVATION OF FOOD PRODUCTS. Rev.Bio.Agro [online]. 2011, vol.9, n.1, pp. 112-118. ISSN 1692-3561.
Edible films and coatings are an innovation within biodegradable active packaging concept, which interacts with food in order to extend shelf life, improve safety and/or functional or sensory properties while maintaining the quality of food packaging. The use of edible films and coatings based on biopolymers has taken a major boom in the food industry due to many factors such as biodegradability characteristics that contribute to reducing environmental pollution, its potential to prevent the alteration of food and the ability to generate new markets for products derived from renewable natural sources edible films and coatings have proved to be effective in the preservation of many foods, especially fruits and vegetables maintain their fresh appearance, firmness, brightness, increasing product quality and commercial value.
Palabras llave : Edible films and coatings; Active packaging; Biodegradable packaging; Antimicrobial packaging.