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Title: Fruit and vegetable films and uses thereof

item McHugh, Tara
item DEBORD, MATTHEW - Newgem Foods
item Olsen, Carl

Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Pct (patent Cooperation Treaty)
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/7/2005
Publication Date: 5/6/2014
Citation: Mchugh, T.H., Debord, M., Olsen, C.W. 2014. Fruit and vegetable films and uses thereof. Patent Application. U.S. Issue - Application # 13/284,496.

Interpretive Summary: Edible films can be made using fruits and vegetables. This patent describes how to do that. These films can be used as seaweed substitutes for sushi. They can also be used to wrap many other types of foods. In these ways they increase fruit and vegetable consumption and also improve the quality of the final food products.

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