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Title: Edible Films: Why, What and How!

item Orts, William

Submitted to: Edible Films and Coatings for Food and Other Applications
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/21/2008
Publication Date: 1/10/2009
Citation: Pavlath, A.E., Orts, W.J. 2009. Edible Films: Why, What and How!. Edible Films and Coatings for Food and Other Applications. 1-24.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Edible films are becoming more and more important in our life to protect nutritional food from deterioration. Due to strict FDA requirements components of agriculutral products, i.e., cabohydrates, fats and proteins are the most suitable components for this purpose. The chapter describes the history of edible films, their chemistry and potential application.