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Advances in pullulan utilization for sustainable applications in food packaging and preservation: A mini-review

BackgroundRecent research advances in food packaging focus on developing sustainable and biodegradable alternatives to conventional petroleum-based materials that underlie the growing municipal solid waste and carbon footprint generation. Pullulan, a water-soluble microbial exopolysaccharide, has long been used as a food ingredient in the form of a thickener and stabilizer. Over the past decade, it has also been applied to edible coatings and films in food packaging.

Publication date: 01/07/2022

Author: Tabli Ghosh, Ruchir Priyadarshi, Carolina Krebs de Souza, Betina Louise Angioletti, Jong-Whan Rhim

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.