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Nanoemulsions as Edible Coatings: A Potential Strategy for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Preservation

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de Oliveira Filho, Josemar Goncalves [1] ; Miranda, Marcela [1] ; Ferreira, Marcos David [2] ; Plotto, Anne [3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, Rodovia Araraquara Jau Km 1, BR-14800903 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
[2] Embrapa Instrumentacao, Rua XV Novembro, 1452, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] ARS, Hort Res Lab, USDA, 2001 South Rock Rd, Ft Pierce, FL 34945 - USA
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Review article
Source: FOODS; v. 10, n. 10 OCT 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Fresh fruits and vegetables are perishable commodities requiring technologies to extend their postharvest shelf life. Edible coatings have been used as a strategy to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to cold storage and/or controlled atmosphere. In recent years, nanotechnology has emerged as a new strategy for improving coating properties. Coatings based on plant-source nanoemulsions in general have a better water barrier, and better mechanical, optical, and microstructural properties in comparison with coatings based on conventional emulsions. When antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds are incorporated into the coatings, nanocoatings enable the gradual and controlled release of those compounds over the food storage period better than conventional emulsions, hence increasing their bioactivity, extending shelf life, and improving nutritional produce quality. The main goal of this review is to update the available information on the use of nanoemulsions as coatings for preserving fresh fruits and vegetables, pointing to a prospective view and future applications.</p> (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/24612-9 - Application of nanoemulsions with essential oils as natural coatings for application in post-harvesting strawberry conservation
Grantee:Josemar Gonçalves de Oliveira Filho
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/10657-0 - Effect of ginger essential oil in nano-emulsion coatings on papaya: evaluation of aroma volatiles, fruit pathogens and post-harvest fruit decay
Grantee:Marcela Miranda
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/23419-5 - Application of ginger extracts as natural fungicid in nanoestrutured coatings on papaya fruit postharvest
Grantee:Marcela Miranda
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate