Extending Shelf Life: Next Generation Additives

Extending Shelf Life: Next Generation Additives

What are some next generation plant- or food-based additives currently in development for extending the shelf life of food and beverages throughout the industry? Here, PreScouter details five recent solutions in various stages of development, illustrating the main features of each as well as the benefits and drawbacks each technology bears.

Extending Shelf Life: Next Generation Additives

Report Highlights:

An interesting push in this area is not only the use of plant- and food-based additives, but also of utilizing components previously thought of as waste. In recovering food waste for use as additives, not only can food shelf life be extended, but the industry also sees a reduction in waste.

  • Long-used components like essential oils from herbs and fruit-based acids also continue to be a focus with their known preservation power. They are being used on their own and in combination with new substances for new efficacy.
  • In development of naturally-derived preservatives, researchers are primarily focused on two major areas: Essential oils & foods.

The following infographic summarizes the five technologies covered in this intelligence brief:

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