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Nanotechnology
· The manufacture and use of materials at the
nanometre scale
· Develop new products and for food packaging
· Texture can be changed ­ food stability and
spreadability improve with nano-sized crystals
· Flavour can be changed ­ using bitter blockers and sweet/salt
enhancers
· Nano-enhanced bacteria keep food fresher…read more

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Packaging
· Nanotechnology is used in coatings for
packaging which change colour when the
food inside begins to go off.
· Nanolabels tell you if a fruit is ripe by changing
colour.…read more

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Future Nano-foods
· Nanotechnology stabilises the nutritional
· properties of foods.
· Vitamin C nanocapsules in drinks release
· vitamin C when the drink is opened.
· Iron and omega 3 are not stable in liquids but
· in nanocapsules they release nutrition when needed to help people
with deficiencies such as anaemia.
· Nanocapsules can capture flavour and colour and release them
when food is ready to eat.…read more

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Smart Foods
· Study of new developments in materials
· They are developed through the invention of
new or improved processes
· They are altered to perform a particular function
· They are developed for specialised applications…read more

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Smart Foods
Examples are:
· Modified starch
· GM foods
· Antioxidants
· Modified enzymes
· Probiotic yoghurts and drinks
· Meat analogues (TVP, Tofu)
· Functional foods…read more

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