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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Preparation Of An Agar-silver Nanoparticles (a-agnp) Film For Increasing The Shelf-life Of Fruits|
|Abstract:||Preparation of protective coating possessing antimicrobial properties is present day need as they increase the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. In the present study, preparation of agar-silver nanoparticle film for increasing the shelf life of fruits is reported. Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) biosynthesised using an extract of Ocimum sanctum leaves, were mixed with agar-agar to prepare an agar-silver nanoparticles (A-AgNp) film. This film was surface-coated over the fruits, Citrus aurantifolium (Thornless lime) and Pyrus malus (Apple), and evaluated for the determination of antimicrobial activity of A-AgNp films using disc diffusion method, weight loss and shelf life of fruits. This study demonstrates that these A-AgNp films possess antimicrobial activity and also increase the shelf life of fruits.|
|Editor:||Institution of Engineering and Technology|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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