Processes and Applications for Edible Coating and Film Materials from Agropolymers

Hyun Jin Park, Young Jae Byun, Young Teck Kim, W. Scott Whiteside, Ho Jae Bae

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Biopolymer based edible biopolymer coatings and films provide an additional protective coating for fresh products and also give equivalent effect as modified atmosphere storage by modifying internal gas composition. Several successful edible coatings and films for preserving fruits such as oranges, apples, and grapefruits have been reported. The success of edible coatings for fresh products totally depends on the control of internal gas composition. This chapter aims to help develop a systematic means of edible coating selection to maximize the quality and shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables. Detailed methods are introduced to select edible coatings based on their gas permeation properties relative to controlling internal gas composition according to specific target products. The potential advantages of edible biopolymer coatings and films make them appealing to food, packaging, and bioengineering scientists as a research focus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovations in Food Packaging: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780123946010
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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