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Researchers develop a biodegradable and antimicrobial packaging material that extends the life of fresh fruits

Packaging capable of increasing the shelf life of fresh fruit by two or three more days. Strawberries, 7 days compared to the usual 4.

Waterproof. Composed from zein (corn protein), starch, cellulose, acetic and other biopolymers of natural origin.

A mixture of also natural antimicrobial compounds (thyme oil or citric acid) has been included. It reacts to excess moisture or enzymes, releasing small amounts of antimicrobials.

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