Natural Antimicrobial Films

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Sadhana Ravishankar
Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Libin Zhu
Research Specialist, Animal & Biomedical Sciences
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Tod Mccauley

Title: Natural antimicrobial films


Invention: The invention is antimicrobial edible films made from apples, carrots, and hibiscus calyces.


Background: These natural ingredients are recognized on FDA’s Generally Recognized as Safe list

and contain numerous nutritional benefit. These edible films can be placed in salad bags, releasing carvacrol and cinnamaldehyde vapors.



Natural preservatives for bagged vegetables

Natural preservatives for cooked meat




Nutritional benefit


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