A review on Chitosan: As a potent fish preservative

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A review on Chitosan: As a potent fish preservative

Farzana Siddique, Muhammad Arshad, Wardah Hassan, Zakir Hussain Shah, Usman Akhtar
Int. J. Biosci.16( 4), 90-101, April 2020.
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Due to rising awareness regarding side effects of chemical preservative of food stuff scientist are looking for innovative method of preservation of sea food that can enhance the shelf life, also improve the integrity and quality of food stuff. To address this situation, natural coatings have gained more attention. Among all-natural preservative agents, chitosan is preferable choice due to its non-toxic, biodegradable nature and excellent film forming properties. In current review, the functional antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of chitosan are highlighted with reference to extension of shelf life of sea food.


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