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Edible carrot films display food packaging potential

Barrier properties exhibited by carrot-based edible films demonstrate potential for their use as packaging for a variety of food types, according to recent research from China.
The study performed at Jilin University aimed to produce composite edible film with carrot puree and to examine how levels of other components – i.e. carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), corn starch and gelatin – affected its mechanical and barrier properties.
The research led by Xinwei Wang was base...

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