Edible Food Wrap Developed From Algae and Cinnamon Compound May Be the Food Packaging Solution We Need

Scientists from India and Russia have created edible food wrap for packaging produce, bakery, poultry, meat, and seafood.

Micheile Henderson

Designed to replace one of the most un-recycled materials on the planet, the wrap consists of natural ingredients that are safe for the environment and humans.

The research, which was published in the Journal of Food Engineering, describes three types of food films based on the well-known naturally occurring seaweed biopolymer sodium alginate—a compound found within the cell walls of brown algae.

“Its molecules have film-forming properties,” said Rammohan Aluru, senior researcher at the organic synthesis laboratory at Ural Federal

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Batter Me Up makes the best cinnamon rolls in Tampa

Batter Me Up is a bakery in the city of Tampa whipping up some of the most artistic confections in the entire Tampa Bay region.

In 2019, Megan Palancia’s bakery, Batter Me Up, transformed her home-kitchen into a home business—and herself into an entrepreneur. Today, I stopped by her cozy abode and was treated to plate after plate of what were to become my new favorite desserts in the Bay. Before digging into the decadence, however, I decided to dig into the enthusiastic, 20-something baker’s past.

“My grandparents owned a bunch of restaurants,” Megan shared with me, spreading frosting over

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