Semolina-based nanobiocomposites for food packaging
Researchers at University Sains Malaysia characterized and created semolina-based nanobiocomposites of ZnO-nr (zinc oxide nanorods) for food packaging purposes. The reasons why semolina was employed as a polymeric matrix include its good accessibility in nature, biodegradability, low expenditure, and high gluten content. The gluten strengthens the nutrient value of edible films. Semolina grain is highly hard, light colored, translucent, and displays antioxidant activities.
The findings suggest that semolina films incorporated with ZnO-nr show a strong potential to be used as active films. An article about the research is published in the Polish Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences.
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