Potential of red fruit oil (Pandanus conoideus Lam.) as an antioxidant active packaging: A review

M. S. Sirait, E. Warsiki, D. Setyaningsih

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The active packaging system is a food packaging system that is continuously developed to produce safe, healthy, and quality food products for consumers. The addition of antioxidants in packaging is one of the innovations in active packaging technology. Active packaging that contains synthetic antioxidants has now been avoiding as natural antioxidants from natural products produces has been already a growing trend to replace synthetic substances. The use of red fruit oil on the packaging is expected to act as a natural antioxidant. Red fruit (Pandanus conoideus Lam.) is a plant that is often found in Papua, Indonesia. By local people, red fruit oil is usually used as medicine. The main compounds of red fruit oil are β-carotene and tocopherol which have potential as natural antioxidants. Red fruit extract does not contain heavy metals and harmful microorganisms, so it is safe when applied to food products. Besides being easily found in Indonesia, red fruit oil also has a more economic value compared to the use of antioxidants from other essential oils such as rosemary oil, sunflower oil, and cinnamon oil. This paper will discuss the potential of the red fruit oil to be used for active packaging to protect and prolong the shelf life of the food product.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012008
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference of Biomass and Bioenergy 2020, ICBB 2020 - Bogor, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 10 Aug 202011 Aug 2020


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