Nanotechnology is one of the innovative technologies including the production and / or control of structures, devices, or materials in which at least one dimension is from 1 to 100 nanometers. Nanotechnology has found wide application in many areas of life and economy, inter alia in: health care, pharmacy, agriculture, food processing, transport, energy, and information technology. This technology will revolutionize the agricultural and food industry through innovative tools for efficient processing, storage and packaging systems throughout the whole food supply chain. This paper covers the nanotechnology applications in food processing industries aimed at improving taste, texture, and consistency, or at developing polymers to improve food packaging, distribution, and shelf-life. Nano-sensors to detect food contaminants and 'smart' food development are also reviewed. Attention is also paid to the risk of using nanomaterials for human health and the environment.
|Titolo:||Relevance of nanotechnology in food processing industries|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|