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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Edible Coatings to Extend Shelf-Life of Fruits and Vegetables

Author
item Baldwin, Elizabeth

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 1, 2006
Publication Date: May 28, 2006
Citation: Baldwin, E.A. 2006. Edible coatings to extend shelf-life of fruits and vegetables. CIFST/AAFC Joint Conference Book of Abstracts. Abstract No. S3-3.

Technical Abstract: This presentation will cover the benefits and drawbacks of using edible coatings, the different materials used in edible fruit and vegetable coatings, and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of material. Data will be presented to illustrate how coatings can improve appearance and extend shelf life of fruits and vegetables and also how they can affect flavor.

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