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Characterization of Barnyard Millet Starch Films Containing Borage Seed Oil

Department of Food Science and Technology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 34134, Korea
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Academic Editor: Isabel Coelhoso
Coatings 2017, 7(11), 183;
Received: 22 September 2017 / Revised: 31 October 2017 / Accepted: 31 October 2017 / Published: 1 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Edible Films and Coatings)
In this study, barnyard millet starch (BMS) was used to prepare edible films. Antioxidant activity was conferred to the BMS film by incorporating borage seed oil (BO). The physical, optical, and thermal properties as well as antioxidant activities of the films were evaluated. The incorporation of BO into the BMS films decreased the tensile strength from 9.46 to 4.69 MPa and increased the elongation at break of the films from 82.49% to 103.87%. Water vapor permeability, water solubility, and moisture content of the BMS films decreased with increasing BO concentration, whereas Hunter b value and opacity increased, L and a values of the films decreased. The BMS films containing BO exhibited antioxidant activity that increased proportionally with increased BO concentration. In particular, the BMS film with 1.0% BO exhibited the highest antioxidant activity and light barrier properties among the BMS films. Therefore, the BMS films with added BO can be used as an antioxidant packaging material. View Full-Text
Keywords: antioxidant activity; edible films; essential oils; starch antioxidant activity; edible films; essential oils; starch
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Cao, T.L.; Yang, S.-Y.; Song, K.B. Characterization of Barnyard Millet Starch Films Containing Borage Seed Oil. Coatings 2017, 7, 183.

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