An Egg-based coating

The new alternative to artificial wax coating


  • Ritu Rani Bhakat Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar


Every year 3% of the total egg produced is discarded by the manufacturers, but now these eggs can be made use of very creatively. This is a very inexpensive alternative which helps using the waste eggs which would otherwise end up polluting the environment. The researchers have found a new alternative to the artificial wax coatings applied on the fresh fruits and vegetables to save them from being deteriorated even before reaching the consumers or being processed. This coating provides answers to the various problems related to the health hazardous artificial coatings and chemical additives used to provide freshness to the produce. It is completely safe and does not have any side effects. Researchers are now working on developing the same kind of coating with the use of plant based proteins.


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How to Cite

R. R. Bhakat, “An Egg-based coating: The new alternative to artificial wax coating ”, FASJ, vol. 1, no. 3, Sep. 2020.