Edible Coating

The Edible Active Coating protective food coating is able to extend the shelf life of strawberries without altering the taste.

Developed by a team from University San Nicolás de los Garza in Mexico, the Edible Active Coating (EAC) is made up of a combination of pectin (found in the cell walls of many fruits and vegetables), chitosan (an antifungal component of crustacean shells), and pullulan (for extracelluar support). When the EAC was mixed with sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate and then used to coat the strawberries, the compound was shown to extend the shelf life of the fruits from six to fifteen days.

Source: ideaconnection.comAdded: 7 September 2015