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Chapter 10

Application of Starch Nanocomposites in the Food Industry

Starch is one of the most abundant biopolymers and has strong advantages such as environmental compatibility, wide availability and low cost. Most starches in native form present limitations in their properties and therefore they need to be enhanced. One of the most promising technical advances has been the development of starch nanocomposites. This chapter describes the potential of starch nanocomposites with particular focus on applications in the food industry. The major topics include nanotechnology in foods, starch as the matrix with different nanofillers and starch nanoparticles.

Print publication date: 15 Oct 2015
Copyright year: 2016
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-979-5
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-279-6
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-737-1
From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series