The antimicrobial activity of essential oils (EO) is very well-known and it has been reported that incorporating them into edible films based on biopolymers extends the food’s shelf-life. In this study, cinnamon, clove and oregano EO, at 25% with respect to the polymer, were incorporated into glycerol plasticized starch-gelatin blend films (ratio 1:1) in order to elucidate their effect on the physical (barrier, mechanical and optical), structural and antifungal properties of the films. Whereas EOs exhibited no significant effect on tensile behavior in the case of casting films conditioned at 53% relative humidity and 25° C, the EO compounds did significantly reduce the water vapor and oxygen permeability of the films. Likewise, the EOs increased the films’ transparency but reduced their gloss. Despite the fact that about 60% of the incorporated EOs were lost during the film drying step, they exhibited antifungal activity against the two tested fungal species, Colletotrichum gloesporoides (CG) and Fusarium oxysporum (FOG), as revealed by the in vitro agar diffusion method.
Food Hydrocolloids – Elsevier
Published: Dec 1, 2016
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