Edible packaging?

USDA scientists have created edible food wraps made of vegetables and fruits. The flexible, paper-thin wraps can help preserve food and protect it in freezers.

Scientists suggest the wraps could even become a food ingredient when melted, such as an apple wrap that could become a glaze on pork chops.

The wraps could offer a number of other benefits. They are biodegradable and could prove to be a painless and even an enticing way to get children and adults to eat more fruits and vegetables, thereby helping to reduce obesity. USDA said it hopes its research will prompt interest in the commercial manufacture of the wraps.

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