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Title: Moisture absorbers for food packaging applications
Authors: Gaikwad, Kirtiraj K.
Singh S.
Ajji A.
Published in: Environmental Chemistry Letters
Abstract: Even though moisture in food products is useful for the quality of foods, excess moisture in a package is unfavorable to the quality of the food product and the integrity of the package, particularly in the case of high water activity food such as fresh produce and raw meat. In those cases, including moisture absorbers in food packages is helpful. The common process involved in moisture absorption in food packages is physical adsorption. Here, the moisture absorption capacity is reviewed with respect to packages containing high water activity food. The applications of moisture absorbers in food packaging are discussed regarding the benefits achieved and their effectiveness. An overview of various types of moisture absorbers, their forms, and packaging material applications is provided. Particularly, the benefits of moisture absorbers for specific food products are reviewed. © 2018, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
Citation: Environmental Chemistry Letters, 17(2): 609-628
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Absorption
Active packaging
Fresh produce
Micro-perforated film
Modified atmosphere
Moisture scavenger
ISSN: 16103653
Author Scopus IDs: 56954807800
Author Affiliations: Gaikwad, K.K., Department of Chemical Engineering, Polytecnique Montreal, P.O. Box 6079, Montreal, QC H3C 3A7, Canada
Singh, S., Department of Food Engineering, Institute of Food Science and Technology, VCSG Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Majri-Grant, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248140, India
Ajji, A., Department of Chemical Engineering, Polytecnique Montreal, P.O. Box 6079, Montreal, QC H3C 3A7, Canada
Corresponding Author: Ajji, A.; Department of Chemical Engineering, P.O. Box 6079, Canada; email:
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