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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 1569-1572
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.188


Edible Bioplastic with Natural pH Indicators
Harsh Patel, Sudarshan Seshadri and J.R. Parvathi*
School of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, D.Y. Patil University, Level 5, Sector 15, Plot No. 50, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400614, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The rationale of this elementary work was to develop starch based bio-coat for food items using permutation combination of starch of different sources (corn, potato, tapioca) and various plasticizers (glycerine, rice bran oil, sesame oil, castrol oil, soya bean oil and olive oil). An eco-friendly alternative to conventional petro-plastic polymer with a futuristic application as edible food wraps was intended as the outcome. Amalgamation of corn, tapioca and potato starch in even proportions, generated the finest bio-plastic sheet; glycerine was chosen as the ideal plasticizer as vegetable oils yielded brittle bioplastics. Inclusion of red cabbage extract to this bioplastic formulation exhibited colour change with pH variation, a simple panacea for spoilage detection.


Keywords: Bio-degradable, Starch based bioplastic, Food packaging, Intelligent packaging, Natural pH indicators.
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Harsh Patel, Sudarshan Seshadri and Parvathi, J.R. 2017. Edible Bioplastic with Natural pH Indicators.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 1569-1572. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.188