Development of anti-insect multilayered films for rice packaging

23 June 2017

Researchers at Korea University aimed to develop a multilayered insect-proof film that prevents contamination with Plodia interpunctella insect larvae. The anti-insect activities of five essential oils (EOs), allyl disulfide (AD), and allyl mercaptan isolated from garlic and onion, respectively, were evaluated.
They found that films containing 5% AD (AD-5) had the strongest resistance to penetration by insects. AD-5 was then applied to brown rice packaging In the analyses, AD-5 showed insect-proofing effects and no undesirable changes to the sensory properties of the rice after cooking. An article about the research is published in the Journal of Stored Products Research.
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