Fabrication of chitosan-based food packaging film impregnated with turmeric essential oil (TEO)-loaded magnetic-silica nanocomposites for surimi preservation.Int J Biol Macromol. 2022 Apr 01; 203:650-660.IJ
Successful modification of chitosan (CS) film using magnetic-silica nanocomposite to encapsulate turmeric essential oil (TEO) obtained by super critical CO2 extraction for enhanced preservation of surimi was performed. TEO exhibited antioxidant and antibacterial activities against Bacillus cereus. The core magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) were capped with porous silica (Si) to form core-shell nanocomposites, into which TEO was loaded with 75.24% encapsulation efficiency. The fabricated nanocomposite was characterized, blended with CS to cast a bionanocomposite active film and characterized for efficient impregnation of bionanocomposite. The physical and mechanical properties of film were significantly improved after adding MNPs/Si/TEO nanocomposite. Uncontrolled release of TEO from CS film resulted in bacterial growth after 6 days of storage whereas bionanocomposites exhibited a sustained release of TEO that controlled the microbial load from 4.0 log CFU/g to 2.78 log CFU/g over 14 days. The overall study demonstrated that the CS/MNPs/Si/TEO bionanocomposite film was efficient as a packaging material for prolonged shelf-life of surimi.