An overview of the development and applications of nanoscale materials in the food industry

M.A. AUGUSTIN and C.M. OLIVER,     CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences, Australia


Nanotechnology involves the study and use of materials at the nanoscale. Nanotechnology has been shown to cover many aspects of the food industry, including the development of new and improved food packaging materials, advanced food security devices and sensors to improve food quality, and food products with prolonged shelf-life, new tastes, textures and health benefits. Nanotechnology-derived food and food ingredients are anticipated to demonstrate enormous growth worldwide and already a range of ingredients, carriers and food-contact materials are available ...

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