Polysaccharides/propolis composite as promising materials with biomedical and packaging applications: a review

Fecha de publicación: 02/06/2022
Fuente: Broccoli Byproducts Extraction
Abstract
The design of biopolymers matrices for incorporating bioactive compounds represents a valuable technique for various biomedical and packaging applications. Propolis has developed as a natural byproduct from beekeeping for wound healing, food packaging, and food production applications. The current review focuses on the various composites prepared from propolis with polysaccharides like cellulose, chitosan, starch, and alginate, where the chemistry, synthesis, and application are seriously discussed. This study found that polysaccharide composite matrix with propolis may provide an appropriate platform for different applications such as wound healing and adequate biodegradable packaging. Using polysaccharide composite matrix with propolis is a promise policy for biodegradable active packaging upgrading and wound healing applications.