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Mini Review - African Journal of Food Science and Technology ( 2022) Volume 13, Issue 10

Packaging With Antimicrobial Qualities For Wheat Bread Slices

Goswami pal*
Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, 721 302, India
*Corresponding Author:
Goswami pal, Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India, Email:

Received: 30-Sep-2022, Manuscript No. AJFST-22-78403 ; Editor assigned: 01-Oct-2022, Pre QC No. AJFST-22-78403 (PQ); Reviewed: 15-Oct-2022, QC No. AJFST-22-78403 ; Revised: 18-Oct-2022, Manuscript No. AJFST-22-78403 (R); Published: 25-Oct-2022, DOI: http:/


Essential oils (EOs) have received attention within the food trade for developing biopolymer derived food packaging materials. Greek deity are a wonderful option to replace crude derived additives in food packaging materials thanks to their abundance in nature, eco-friendliness, and superior antimicrobial and inhibitor attributes. Thus far, Greek deity is utilized in polysaccharide, starch, chitosan, and macromolecule based mostly food packaging materials. Biopolymer based mostly materials have lower inhibitor and medicinal drug properties as compared with their counterparts and aren't appropriate for food packaging applications. Numerous syntheticbased compounds are being employed to enhance the antimicrobial and inhibitor properties of biopolymers. However, natural essential oils are property and non-harmful alternatives to artificial antimicrobial and inhibitor agents to be used in biopolymer derived food packaging materials.


Polysaccharides, Food packaging, Nano encapsulation.


In recent years, the assembly of plastic from fossil fuels has accrued staggeringly. Most petroleum-derived plastics are non-degradable, making environmental pollution and touching living organisms. Plastic pollution has become a significant threat to marine life. Globally, the most contributor to solid waste is single-use food packaging materials. In line with a recent study revealed in Nature property, eightieth of the ocean’s litter contains plastic. Plastic luggage, bottles, food utensils, and wrappers are the most contributors to plastic pollution of worldwide water resources. Inside the plastic trade, food packaging is one amongst the key applications of plastic. The waste generated by food packaging plastics is that the commonest variety of municipal waste. This sort of plastic pollution is anticipated to grow thanks to the requirements of our ever-growing international population. These issues entail pressing steps to handle this issue, therefore on save the world and harness new resources to develop inexperienced plastics for food packaging applications (Chen & Zhang, 2007).

The incorporation of Greek deity into the chemical compound matrix affects their chemistry properties, significantly up their antimicrobial and inhibitor properties. Greek deity within the food packaging materials increase the time period of the prepackaged food, inhibit the expansion of microorganisms, and supply protection against chemical reaction. Essential oils conjointly influence different properties, like tensile, barrier, and optical properties of the biopolymers. This criticism provides a close summary of the employment of Greek deity in biopolymer derived food packaging materials. The innovative ways in which of incorporating of Greek deity into food packaging materials also are highlighted and future views are mentioned (Mangaraj et al., 2019).

Renewable carbon resources are a viable option to replace the traditional fossil-fuel-based polymers, and provide inexperienced materials for the food packaging trade. Biopolymers ar natural chemical compounds derived from plants or microbes instead of standard polymer resources. Most biopolymers are property, renewable, and copiously offered in nature. The materials derived from biopolymers are sturdy, versatile and, most significantly, environmentally benign. Biopolymers have distinctive structural attributes that build them appropriate for craft or modifying their properties to realize the particular needs for food packaging. Numerous renewable carbon-based biopolymers are available, polysaccharides and proteins ar glorious decisions to sought for food packaging applications. Among polysaccharides, cellulose, starch, and chitosan ar the foremost wide used as food packaging materials, whereas soy macromolecule isolates, gelatin, whey, and casein are the foremost studied proteins for food packaging applications (Roman et al., 2014; Zhang 2017).

Synthetic inhibitor and antimicrobial agents ar utilized in the food trade. However, a number of them ar suspected to be harmful to humans. Thus, natural compounds like essential oils have gained abundant interest thanks to their harmless health effects and glorious antimicrobial and inhibitor options, significantly for food packaging applications. Essential oils ar natural antimicrobials and antioxidants, and are oft incorporated into edible films geared toward extending the time period of food merchandise. During this review, we tend to gift the recent trends within the utilization of essential oils for polysaccharide, starch, chitosan, and macromolecule derived materials for food packaging applications. The varied recent approaches that are used for the higher dispersion of essential oils into the bio polymeric matrix also are mentioned. Lastly, legal limitations, challenges, and future views of Greek deity within the food packaging sector are in short mentioned (Sangsuwan et al., 2015).


The rising demand for Greek deity chiefly in biopolymerderived packaging systems is thanks to their environmentally benign nature. Within the close to future, the employment of essential oils within the food packaging sector are increased staggeringly thanks to their glorious role within the performance sweetening of biopolymer derived food packaging materials. There's little question regarding the potential of Greek deity within the food trade, however researchers, industry and policymakers ought to collaborate to gauge their safety and potential health effects before creating their use in food packaging applications in depth.


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