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Torna all'elenco Contributi in rivista anno 2010

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Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: Polysaccharides as Biopolymers for Food Shelf-Life Extention: Recent Patents

Anno di pubblicazione: 2010

Formato: Cartaceo

Autori: Maria G.Volpe, Mario Manconico, Ettore Varricchio and Marina Paolucci

Affiliazioni autori: CNR-ISA CNR-ICTP UNISANNIO

Autori CNR:

  • MARIO MALINCONICO
  • MARIA GRAZIA VOLPE

Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Biopolymers have properties that make them suitable for use in increasing food shelf-life. At present, conventional polymers could be substituted with biobased food packaging materials in several areas such as meat products, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, frozen food, dry food, snacks, ready to eat food and drinks. In spite of the enormous amount of published scientific articles and reviews on polysaccharide employment in food shelf-life extension, there is a comparatively limited number of patents issued from industry. Several polysaccharides alone or in combination with other substances are proposed in the patents aimed to extend the food shelf-life of fresh food, reducing modifications in color, flavor and taste. In this review, we will focus on polysaccharides extracted from biomass and their applications in the food industry, in particular on food shelf-life extension. The patents issued in the last twenty years for polysaccharides and their applications in food shelf-life extension will be reviewed.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 129

Pagine a: 139

Rivista:

Recent patents on food, nutrition & agriculture Bentham Science Publishers
Paese di pubblicazione: Paesi Bassi
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 2212-7984

Numero volume: 2

DOI: 10.2174/1876142911002020129

Referee: Ś: Internazionale

Indicizzato da: PubMed [20653558]

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