6 September 2013

Biodegradable packaging and healthier baked goods from wine waste – O.S.U.

Oregon State researchers created innovative promising biomaterial from pomace

The wine industry is a tremendous business with around 4 million tons of grapes crushed into wine in the United States alone. It also creates a tremendous amount of waste in the form of wine pulp or pomace.

Now, researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a more high-value use for pomace. They’ve used it to create biodegradable packaging materials as well as a natural food preservative and a nutritional enhancement for baked goods.

… Full text: www.ecoseed.org/technology/16996-biodegradable-packaging-and-healthier-baked-goods-from-wine-waste-o-s-u

Tags: biodegradable boards, coatings, films, biodegradable, edible, bacterial inhibitor, phenolics, antioxidant

Source: EcoSeed, 2013-09-06.

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