Chitosan based edible films and coatings: a review.

  title={Chitosan based edible films and coatings: a review.},
  author={Maher Z. Elsabee and Entsar S. Abdou},
  journal={Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications},
  volume={33 4},
Chitosan is a biodegradable biocompatible polymer derived from natural renewable resources with numerous applications in various fields, and one of which is the area of edible films and coatings. Chitosan has antibacterial and antifungal properties which qualify it for food protection, however, its weak mechanical properties, gas and water vapor permeability limit its uses. This review discusses the application of chitosan and its blends with other natural polymers such as starch and other… CONTINUE READING

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