Chitosan has been proven as a natural health supplement with good antimicrobial, antioxidation and film-forming properties. With the animal-free trends, mushroom-derived chitosan is naturally replacing animal-derived Chitosan.
Handary provides two different types of mushroom chitosan, one is Chitoly® AB produced by extracting from Agaricus bisporus. Which shows a board-spectrum antimicrobial effect when only dissolved in acidic solutions, and it also can form a film layer to barrier oxygen on solid food surface. The other is Chitoly® OM produced by extracting from Pleurotus ostreatus, which can prevent microbial and oxidation spoilage when only dissolved in water, and also increase the clarification and reduce the sediments of drinks.
Mushroom Chitosan is a basic natural, biodegradable and renewable polysaccharide, and it is also a natural, clean-label, non-toxic food shelf life ingredient. Chitoly® AB has a broad antimicrobial spectrum to which Gram-negative, Gram-positive bacteria and fungi are highly susceptible. However, Chitoly® AB applications are somewhat limited due to being water-insoluble, only can work in acid solutions.
Mushroom chitosan-based coating is considered to be the best edible and biologically safe preservative coating s with functional advantages, such as slower respiration rates, extended storage periods, firmness retention and controlled microbial growth.
Chitoly® AB is soluble in diluted acid solutions, films can be readily prepared by casting or dipping, while Chitoly® OM is water-soluble Chitosan, film can be readily prepared by diluting in water.
Clarification is an important step in the processing of fruit juice and wine, Chitoly® OM may be used as a natural alternative agent for refining of fruit juices and wine.
MIC of CHITOLY® AB
Natap® | Natalac® | Natadex™ Natamycin
NisinA® | NisinZ® | White NisinA® Nisin
Chitoly™ Fungal Chitosan
Proteria® Fermented sugar, vinegar
Befresh™ Protective culture
Planteria™ Plant-extracted Antimicrobials
Natap® + Ultrapure natamycin
Epolyly® + Ultrapure Polylysine
Lysoch® + Ultrapure Lysozyme
NisinZ® P Ultrapure NisinZ
Chitoly™ + Ultrapure fungal Chitosan
Planteria™ + Plant extract concentrate
Chitoly® is a group of fungal-sourced chitosan, distributed worldwide.
• Inhibit fungi, gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria
• Delay rancidity, browning and ascorbic acid degradation
• Reduce turbidity
• Shelf-life extension