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Preparation of sodium alginate films incorporated with hydroalcoholic extract of Macrocystis pyrifera

Agroindustry needs novel materials to replace synthetic plastics. This article introduces sodium alginate films with antioxidant properties. The films, which were incorporated with hydroalcoholic extract of Macrocystis pyrifera, were tested on sliced Hass avocados.
The research featured sodium alginate films incorporated with hydroalcoholic extracts of M. pyrifera. Uncoated avocado halves served as control, while the experimental samples were covered with polymer film with or without hydroalcoholic extract. A set of experiments made it possible to evaluate the effect of the extracts on polymeric matrices, release kinetics, and sensory profile of halved Hass avocados.
A greater concentration of hydroalcoholic extracts increased the content of phenolic compounds and their antioxidant activity. As a result, the bands in the carboxylate groups of sodium alginate became more intense. Crystallinity decreased, whereas opacity and mass loss percentage increased, and conglomerates appeared on the surface of the films. These processes fit the Korsmeyer-Peppas kinetic model because they resulted from a combination of diffusion and swelling mechanisms in the films.
The films incorporated with hydroalcoholic extract of M. pyrifera proved to be an effective alternative to traditional fruit wrapping materials.
Ключевые слова
Sodium alginate, films, hydroalcoholic extracts, Macrocystis pyrifera, coating, storage, avocado
Вклад авторов
The authors were equally involved in the written and experimental part of the manuscript and are equally responsible for plagiarism.
The authors are grateful for the financial support provided by the Peruvian government funding through its PROCIENCIA/WORLD BANK program, project code N°01-2018-FONDECYTBM-IADTUM.
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Ramos J, Villacrés NA, Cavalheiro ÉTG, Alarcón HA, Valderrama AC. Preparation of sodium alginate films incorporated with hydroalcoholic extract of Macrocystis pyrifera. Foods and Raw Materials. 2023;11(1):64–71.
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