The Functionalization of Nanostructures and Their Potential Applications in Edible Coatings
AbstractNowadays, edible coatings incorporated with nanostructures as systems of controlled release of flavors, colorants and/or antioxidants and antimicrobial substances, also used for thermal and environmental protection of active compounds, represent a gap of opportunity to increase the shelf life of food highly perishable, as well as for the development of new products. These functionalized nanostructures have the benefit of incorporating natural substances obtained from the food industry that are rich in polyphenols, dietary fibers, and antimicrobial substances. In addition, the polymers employed on its preparation, such as polysaccharides, solid lipids and proteins that are low cost and developed through sustainable processes, are friendly to the environment. The objective of this review is to present the materials commonly used in the preparation of nanostructures, the main ingredients with which they can be functionalized and used in the preparation of edible coatings, as well as the advances that these structures have represented when used as controlled release systems, increasing the shelf life and promoting the development of new products that meet the characteristics of functionality for fresh foods ready to eat. View Full-Text
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González-Reza, R.M.; García-Betanzos, C.I.; Sánchez-Valdes, L.I.; Quintanar-Guerrero, D.; Cornejo-Villegas, M.A.; Zambrano-Zaragoza, M.L. The Functionalization of Nanostructures and Their Potential Applications in Edible Coatings. Coatings 2018, 8, 160.
González-Reza RM, García-Betanzos CI, Sánchez-Valdes LI, Quintanar-Guerrero D, Cornejo-Villegas MA, Zambrano-Zaragoza ML. The Functionalization of Nanostructures and Their Potential Applications in Edible Coatings. Coatings. 2018; 8(5):160.Chicago/Turabian Style
González-Reza, Ricardo M.; García-Betanzos, Claudia I.; Sánchez-Valdes, Liliana I.; Quintanar-Guerrero, David; Cornejo-Villegas, María A.; Zambrano-Zaragoza, María L. 2018. "The Functionalization of Nanostructures and Their Potential Applications in Edible Coatings." Coatings 8, no. 5: 160.
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