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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Fruit and Vegetable Films and Uses Thereof

Authors
item McHugh, Tara
item DE Bord, Matthew - NUTRITION VORTEX
item Olsen, Carl

Research conducted cooperatively with:
item Nutrition Vortex

Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: September 8, 2004
Publication Date: September 8, 2004
Citation: Mc Hugh, T.H., De Bord, M.D., Olsen, C.W. 2004. Fruit and vegetable films and uses thereof. Serial #10/937,183, Patent Application Filed 9/8/04.

Interpretive Summary: The present invention is directed at one, two or more layer films made from fruit, vegetable, or a combination thereof. The films have thinness, strength, flexibility and crispness that allows them to serve as substitutes for seaweed-based films such as nori, while providing the nutrition and flavor of fruits and vegetables. The films are useful for wrapping a multiplicity of foods, and can be used to provide wrapped foods, including for example fruit and vegetable wrapped sushi and onigiri.

Technical Abstract: The present invention is directed to monolayer, bilayer, and multilayer films made from fruit, vegetable or a combination thereof, which films have a thinness, strength, flexibility, and crispness to serve as alternates or substitutes for seaweed-based films such as nori, while providing the nutrition and flavor of fruits or vegetables. The films are useful for wrapping around a multiplicity of foods, and can be used to provide wrapped foods, including for example fruit and vegetable wrapped sushi and onigiri.

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