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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Edible Packaging Incorporated Nanotechnology To Improve Papaya Fruit Quality And Shelf Life

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Rossi Indiarto, Muhammad Luthfan Haziman, Bambang Nurhadi, Edy Subroto, Nandi Sukri



Eco-friendly, edible, fruits, papaya, packaging, technology



Papaya fruit is a world-renowned tropical horticultural commodity. It's due to useful nutritional content and relatively low prices. The fruit is susceptible to post-harvest qualitative and quantitative losses. During post-harvest, papaya is easily damaged by moisture and improper storage temperature, microorganism activity, and physiological activity. Efforts to overcome this problem can be made by spraying hot water combined with chemicals, irradiation, low-temperature storage, and controlled-modified atmosphere packaging. Edible packaging in the form of edible film and coating is one of the environmentally friendly, controlled-modified atmosphere packaging applications. Various materials that can be used as edible films and coatings consist of chitosan, protein isolate, aloe vera, vegetable essential oils, and composites. These ingredients have been proven to maintain physico-chemical properties and extend papaya fruit's shelf life without adverse effects on their organoleptic qualities and are environmentally friendly. In the future, applying this technology is very feasible to be developed while still paying attention to the primary function of protecting products from physical, chemical, mechanical, and microbiological damage, being cheap, easy to use, and having adverse effects on papaya fruit.



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