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Development of edible film from flaxseed mucilage


Tee, Yee Bond and Wong, Jiafei and Tan, Mei Ching and A. Talib, Rosnita (2016) Development of edible film from flaxseed mucilage. BioResources, 11 (4). pp. 10286-10295. ISSN 1930-2126


A flaxseed mucilage-based edible film was developed with the addition of glycerol as a plasticizer. Various concentrations of glycerol were blended into the extracted mucilage, and the developed films were studied in terms of physical, mechanical, and morphological properties. As the glycerol concentration was increased from 1 to 5 wt%, the elongation at break of the films prominently increased, whereas the tensile strength and Young’s modulus decreased. The film failed to form at 6 wt% glycerol inclusion. The developed film was slightly reddish and yellowish in color, with enhanced transparency as the glycerol concentration in the film increased. Overall, this work demonstrated that with the addition of glycerol as a plasticizer up to 5 wt%, a flaxseed mucilage-based edible film could be developed as a sustainable alternative for food and bioproduct coating or packaging.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: North Carolina State University
Keywords: Flaxseed; Mucilage; Edible film; Mechanical properties; Glycerol; Plasticizer
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 08:45
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 06:36
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/55497
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