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Type: Artigo
Title: Edible films and coatings based on starch/gelatin: Film properties and effect of coatings on quality of refrigerated Red Crimson grapes
Author: Fakhouri, Farayde Matta
Martelli, Silvia Maria
Caon, Thiago
Velasco, José Ignacio
Mei, Lucia Helena Innocentini
Abstract: Edible films have been studied as potential substitutes for conventional plastics in food packaging. Their development provides a new alternative for the application of hydrocolloids, following global trends of environmental preservation. Taking this into account, the aim of this study was to develop and evaluate physicochemical properties (thickness, solubility in water and acid, water vapor permeability, opacity, tensile strength and elongation at break) of composite films based on corn starch (native, modified waxy or waxy) and gelatin, plasticized with glycerol or sorbitol. After this initial screening, the formulation presenting the physicochemical properties more appropriate was applied as an edible composite coating onto Red Crimson grapes to extend the shelf-life. The addition of gelatin significantly increased mechanical strength, solubility in water, permeability to water vapor, and thickness of the biofilms, while also decreasing the opacity. Composite films prepared with sorbitol had significantly lower permeability to water vapor and higher tensile strength than the films plasticized with glycerol. Improved appearance was observed in coated grapes after 21 days storage under refrigerated conditions, which had lower weight loss than the control group. Sensory evaluation showed that all the coatings did not affect acceptability scores
Subject: Gelatina
Country: Países Baixos
Editor: Elsevier
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2015.05.015
Date Issue: 2015
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