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Edible films and coatings from whey proteins: a review on formulation, and on mechanical and bioactive properties.
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PMID:  22452733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The latest decade has witnessed joint efforts by the packaging and the food industries to reduce the amount of residues and wastes associated with food consumption. The recent increase in environmental awareness has also contributed toward development of edible packaging materials. Viable edible films and coatings have been successfully produced from whey proteins; their ability to serve other functions, viz. carrier of antimicrobials, antioxidants, or other nutraceuticals, without significantly compromising the desirable primary barrier and mechanical properties as packaging films, will add value for eventual commercial applications. These points are tackled in this review, in a critical manner. The supply of whey protein-based films and coatings, formulated to specifically address end-user needs, is also considered.
Oscar L Ramos; João C Fernandes; Sara I Silva; Manuela E Pintado; F Xavier Malcata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical reviews in food science and nutrition     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1549-7852     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8914818     Medline TA:  Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
a CBQF/Escola Superior de Biotecnologia , Universidade Católica Portuguesa , R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida , Porto , Portugal.
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