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Prosane helps fruit and vegetables defend themselves against microbial attacks and physical wounds | Photo source sydney Rae on Unsplash

Edible food coating solution extends shelf life by weeks

Food & Drink

Biodegradable and allergen-free, Prosane promises to extend fruit and vegetable shelf life by several weeks

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Spotted: The French startup Proteme has developed an edible coating solution, Prosane, which, thanks to its synergistic alliance of a biopolymer and natural components, has the power to extend fruit and vegetable shelf life by several weeks by helping them to defend themselves against microbial attacks and physical wounds.

Prosane is 100 per cent biodegradable and allergen-free. The thin protective film acts like a second skin for products and reduces their breathing without denaturing them or detracting from their natural flavour. Unlike standard packaging, the coating is also edible and can be washed off with water.

Not only is the coating solution an eco-responsible and sustainable alternative to the use of post-harvest phytosanitary products, Proteme has also ensured that their entire production process responds to a circular model, whereby the environment is protected and maintained at every stage of the life cycle of their product, from development to production to distribution.




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