Characterization of New Biodegradable Edible Films and Coatings Based on Seeds Gum: A Review

  • Fakhreddin SalehiEmail author
Review Paper


Water soluble hydrocolloids (gums) are used for various applications such as packaging films, coating agents, texture modifiers, thickeners, gelling agents, stabilizers and emulsifiers. Several researchers have carried out studying the potential use of natural gums in edible films and coatings formulation towards improving their properties. The current review summarized the characterization of new biodegradable edible films and coatings based on balangu, basil, cress, Lepidium perfoliatum, wild sage, flaxseed, fenugreek, chia and mesquite seeds gums. The edible films and coatings fabricated from seeds gum as food packaging can provide some benefits such as extending shelf life, biocompatibility and environmentally friendly, economically affordable, good mass transfer barrier characteristics to gasses, lipid, flavor or aroma and carriers of foods additives such as antioxidants, vitamins and antimicrobial compounds. This review study results demonstrate that these seeds hydrocolloids by integration of glycerol have important and desired physical, mechanical, microstructural and thermal characteristics and potential as an edible films and coatings.


Biodegradable Edible film Hydrocolloids Packaging 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureBu-Ali Sina UniversityHamedanIran

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