Carrot film, innovative packaging, edible
Department of Agriculture presented Innovative edible film wrap Research found that fully qualified carrots Answer the packaging Environmentally friendly Produce as a wrapping film for candies and preserved fruit. Many bounce benefits Including adding value to agricultural products Reduce plastic waste. Ready to meet the health trend There are beta carotene substances higher than 3,000 micrograms per sheet.
Ms. Sermsuk Salakphet, Director-General of the Department of Agriculture, said that this research aims to develop edible film from fruits and vegetables. Which the experiment is divided into 2 parts which are raw material selection And improving film properties For the raw material selection, vegetables and fruits with polysaccharide content, such as pectin, cellulose and starch, were selected to be heated and ground into a fine texture. Puree before forming into a film It was found that carrots at a concentration of 30% by weight gave the best film characteristics, dry and not brittle, therefore choosing carrots as raw materials for this research.
“This research has a beginning from the idea of researchers who want to produce food wrapping packaging made from biodegradable materials. Environmentally friendly To help reduce the amount of plastic waste Which is difficult to degrade is an important cause of global warming problems Importantly, this research also helps to add value to agricultural products. Resulting in maximizing the use of agricultural products. In addition, carrot food wrap film also helps to enhance nutritional value in response to health trends. The research team is preparing to take the research of carrot film, edible packaging to be registered for a petty patent, “said the Director-General of the Department of Agriculture.