Journal of Horticulture

Journal of Horticulture
Open Access

ISSN: 2376-0354


Prem Lata Meena

Department of of Applied Sciences, University of Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Dwarka, New Delhi, India

  • Research Article   
    Applications of Polymers in Horticulture Food Packaging
    Author(s): Prem Lata Meena, Meenakshi Garg, Susmita Dey Sadhu* and Avinash

    Horticulture produce includes fruits and vegetables, flowers, herbs, etc. but not cereals because it includes only crops with lesser shelf life, perishable nature and active metabolism. The post-harvest fruits and vegetables require special measures to ease the conveyance with preservation of nutritional value. By the introduction of packaging for transportation of perishable horticulture products from farms to consumers, reduces the wastage to one- fourth and save billions. Most of the packaging materials used are polymers because of its light weight, high strength, transparency and potential to be converted into any form. Due to the substantial availability and economical advantage of polymeric packaging material, they have reduced the cost of packaging. They are also highly recyclable and hence reduces the waste generation and prevent atmospheric pollution. Polymeric packaging has .. View More»

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