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Active edible packaging based on milk proteins: A route to carry and deliver nutraceuticals

BackgroundEnvironmental awareness and consumer demand for healthy diets and wellness have directed the attention of academia and the food industry towards discovering sustainable packaging materials, including active edible type of packaging. Numerous active edible films and coatings use milk proteins in their formulations. Milk proteins, comprising of caseins and whey proteins, are important for human nutrition, but also gain importance as natural product polymers with potential to be used as encapsulation carriers for nutraceuticals for various food and biotechnological applications.

Publication date: 01/05/2021

Author: Davor Daniloski, Anka Trajkovska Petkoska, Nanju A. Lee, Alaa El-Din Bekhit, Alan Carne, Rozita Vaskoska, Todor Vasiljevic

Trends in Food Science & Technology


This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837761.